List of Canadian films of 1997

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This is a list of Canadian films which were released in 1997:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
L'Absent Céline Baril Experimental feature
Air Bud Charles Martin Smith Michael Jeter, Wendy Makkena Family film Golden Reel Award; made with U.S. financing
The Assignment Christian Duguay Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Claudia Ferri, Céline Bonnier Thriller
Les Boys Louis Saia Marc Messier, Rémy Girard, Patick Huard, Serge Thériault, Michel Barrette, Paul Houde Comedy Golden Reel Award
The Boys Club John Fawcett Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa Drama
La Concièrgerie Michel Poulette Serge Dupire, Michel Forget, Macha Grenon Drama
Cube Vincenzo Natali Maurice Dean Wint, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Julian Richings Thriller First in the Cube film series
Dead Fire Robert Lee Matt Frewer, C. Thomas Howell TV drama
Drive, She Said Mina Shum Moira Kelly, Sebastian Spence Drama, romance
The End Chris Landreth Computer-animated short Academy Award nominee
Four Women of Egypt Tahani Rached Safinaz Kazem National Film Board documentary
The Hanging Garden Thom Fitzgerald Chris Leavins, Troy Veinotte, Seana McKenna, Peter MacNeill Comedy-drama Toronto International Film Festival – Best Canadian Feature, People’s Choice Award; Canada-U.K. co-production
Heads or Tails (French title: J'en suis!) Claude Fournier Roy Dupuis, Patrick Huard, Charlotte Laurier Comedy
How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels Craig Welsh voice Louise Leroux National Film Board animated short Gold Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival
Kitchen Party Gary Burns Scott Speedman, Tygh Runyan Comedy, drama
Love and Death on Long Island Richard Kwietniowski John Hurt, Jason Priestly, Fiona Loewi, Maury Chaykin Drama Canada-U.K. co-production
Never Too Late Giles Walker Olympia Dukakis, Cloris Leachman Comedy, drama
Pippi Longstocking Clive Smith voices Melissa Altro, Gordon Pinsent, Catherine O’Hara, Carole Pope, Dave Thomas Animated feature Canada-German-Sweden co-production
The Planet of Junior Brown Clément Virgo Martin Villafana, Lynn Whitfield, Rainbow Francks, Margot Kidder, Sarah Polley TV drama Shown at the Toronto International Film Festival
The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Tom McCamus, Bruce Greenwood, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson, Arsinée Khanjian Drama based on the novel by Russell Banks; Atom Egoyan is the first director of a Canadian dramatic feature to be nominated Best Director at the Oscars.
Tu as crié: Let me go Anne Claire Poirier National Film Board documentary Genie Award for Best Documentary
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Guy Maddin Pascale Bussières, Shelley Duvall, Frank Gorshin, R.H. Thomson Fantasy drama
Uncut John Greyson Matthew Ferguson, Michael Achtman Drama
Wounded Richard Martin Madchen Amick, Graham Greene Crime thriller
The Wrong Guy David Steinberg Dave Foley, Jennifer Tilly, Enrico Colantoni, Colm Feore Comedy Canada-U.K. co-production

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