Most widely held works about Telefilm Canada
Most widely held works by Telefilm Canada
Belleville rendez-vous ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville (which has a sardonic version of the Statue of Liberty in its harbor), where she tracks him down with the help of a musical trio gone to seed, the Belleville Triplets.
Anne of Green Gables ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Anne Shirley, a spirited orphan with a vivid imagination, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman.
Water ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
It is 1938, the twilight of colonial India, as Gandhi's protests begin to change Indian society. But for some women, things may never change. As widows, they are condemned by Hindu law to spend the rest of their lives in an ashram, to live out their lives in poverty, chastity, and humble obscurity. Then Chuyia, a bewildered 8-year-old who doesn't even remember being married, arrives and upsets everything. Madhumati, the head of the house; Shakuntala, an assistant to a local holy man; and quiet, gorgeous Kalyani are all moved--in very different ways--by her arrival. For these women, the question remains: how far--and for how long--can this cruel injustice be continued in the name of tradition?
The red violin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched.
Being Julia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.
Eastern promises ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes.
Last train home [Gui tu lie che ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades.
Snow cake ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
An emotionally-traumatized man and a high-functioning autistic woman develop an unlikely relationship.
A shine of rainbows ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
A truly inspiring story of one ordinary family's extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named Tomas is adopted by Maire O'Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept Tomas as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around, and within, us all.
Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life.
Familia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Mimi, a divorced aerobics instructor who is up to her ears in debt, leaves Montreal with her restless 14-year-old daughter and moves in with her childhood friend.
Dead ringers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness, and murder.
The stone angel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
At 90, Hagar Shipley may be considered old, but she hasn't stopped fighting. As her son and daughter-in-law take her to a nursing home, Hagar resists and remembers a lifetime of boldness and courage.
A child's Christmas in Wales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in a small Welsh village, this video celebrates the wonders of a childhood Christmas when on Christmas Eve, Old Geraint shares his heartwarming stories and memories with his beloved grandson, Thomas.
Eastern promises ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. His carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the death of a teenager while giving birth to a baby, and she resolves to try and trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl has a personal diary, but it is written in Russian. Anna accidentally unleashes the full fury of the crime family, and Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided. Hanging in the balance is a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.
3 needles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A look at how the tragedy of HIV/AIDS affects people around the globe. A porn star passes blood tests by stealing his father's blood; a nun helps a dying village turn to Jesus; mysterious deaths in China are attributed to the blood drawer.
C.R.A.Z.Y ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 246 libraries worldwide
One of five brothers, Zachary begins life on a charmed note: born in Montreal on Christmas, he almost dies but miraculously pulls through. His hard-working father seems to favor him. That is until his dad detects there's something a little queer about the boy. Indeed, Zac shows even more queer signs come adolescence, aping David Bowie's glam looks and sexually experimenting with a boy from the neighborhood. Ultimately, dad's conservative, macho values force Zac to repress his sexuality, which develops into a destructive rage.
Fido ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Timmy's best friend in the whole world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. When Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the Earth to keep Fido a part of the family.
Careful ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The 19th century. In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions. Johann is a student lusting after his mother. She is an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers. Klara is attracted to her father. He lusts after his other daughter. This leads to duels and suicidal plunges galore. Sexual frenzies teem in this world of repression, setting off incestuous love triangles and quadrangles with deadly consequences.
Double happiness ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
East clashes with West and generations collide in this comedy about a young Chinese woman struggling to appease her old-fashioned father and at the same time pursue her modern dreams.
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