Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 17, 2014 16:02 ET

Statement by Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover on Canadian films in Official Competition at the 67th Cannes Festival

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Canada achieved a historic milestone today, as three Canadian films were announced as official selections to compete for the Palme d'Or at the prestigious Cannes Festival.

I would like to congratulate the following talented Canadians:

David Cronenberg, for Maps to the Stars

Xavier Dolan, for Mommy

Atom Egoyan, for Captives (The Captive)

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to wish all those selected the best of luck at the 67th Cannes Festival.

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788