Tag: Québecois

The Québecois invasion of Hollywood

One of the more interesting phenomena in recent years has been the influx of Québecois filmmakers making their mark on the Hollywood landscape and World Cinema in general. The likes of Denis Villeneuve, Jean-Marc Vallée, Xavier Dolan and Philippe Falardeau have recently emerged after years spent cutting their teeth and honing their craft as filmmakers in “la belle province”. Now, more and more projects spearheaded by some these names are being greenlit while attracting big name movie stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts in the process. The latest one being Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Gyllenhaal and Watts that’s set to open on the weekend of April 8th. The purposes of this article is to shed a little light for the uninitiated as to what led up to this emergence of Québecois filmmaking talent as well as to give a little indication as to what it’s all leading up to.