Cinéfest Sudbury’s Opening Gala Announced!

Cinéfest Sudbury has announced it’s Opening Night Gala Presentation for this year’s festival, have a look at the official release!

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that The Riverbank will be the Opening Night Gala Presentation at the 24th edition of the Festival. The Riverbank will screen Saturday, September 15th at SilverCity Sudbury at 7:00 p.m. There will be a catered reception following the film at Laurentian University’s Alumni Hall at 935 Ramsey Lake Road.

The Riverbank [John L’Ecuyer, Canada, 2012]
Based on the novel Tracing Iris by Genni Gunn, The Riverbank is an ingenious psychological thriller, placing at its dark centre a flawed but redeemable heroine, Kate Mason (Kari Matchett, Men with Brooms, 24) a thirty–something social anthropologist returning to the emotional crime scene she reluctantly calls home. While Kate mercilessly unearths the remnants of a life littered with evidence of abandonment, lies and loss, she also unravels the coil that binds her to Iris, the mother she never knew.

Montreal’s John L’Ecuyer’s first feature film, 1995’s Curtis’s Charm, an adaptation of a Jim Carroll story, received a special jury citation as best Canadian feature film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. He has received several Directors Guild of Canada awards for Direction – Television Movie/Mini-Series and Outstanding Television Series – Drama.

The Riverbank was produced by Paul Stephens and filmed in Greater Sudbury. Paul Stephens’ previous producer credits include Oliver Sherman (winner of Best Canadian First Feature at the 2010 edition of Cinéfest Sudbury) and In Darkness (nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy© Awards).

Cinéfest Sudbury’s Opening Night Gala Presentation is generously sponsored by Vale. For more information on the festival visit their webpage.

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