List of Canadian films of 2009

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This is a list of Canadian films which were released in 2009:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1981 Ricardo Trogi Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson Drama Prix Jutra – Supporting Actress (Bisson).
5150 Elm's Way Éric Tessier René-Daniel Dubois, Marc-André Grondin Drama, Thriller Based on the novel 5150, rue des ormes
Act of God Jennifer Baichwal Paul Auster, Dannion Brinkley Documentary
Amreeka Cherien Dabis Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat Immigrant family drama Cannes Film Festival – International Critics Prize; Canada-Kuwait co-production
The Baby Formula Alison Reid Angela Vint, Megan Fahlenbock Mockumentary
Cadavres Éric Canuel Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Sylvie Boucher, Christopher Heyerdahl Black comedy Prix Jutra – Makeup
Cairo Time Ruba Nadda Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi, Tom McCamus Romance TIFF – Best Canadian Feature; Canada-Ireland-Egypt co-production
Chloe Atom Egoyan Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Max Thieroit Sexual drama A Canada-France co-production made with U.S. financing; screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson (based on the screenplay of the 2003 film Nathalie by Anne Fontaine).
Cooking with Stella Richie Mehta Don McKellar, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, Vanesh Bhardwaj, Shriya Saran Drama Canada-India co-production
Danse macabra Pedro Pires Dance short based on a idea by Robert Lepage Genie Award – Live-Action Short; Prix Jutra – Short Film; TIFF – Best Canadian Short
Dede through the mists Jean-Philippe Duval Sébastien Ricard, Joseph Mesiano, Dimitri Storoge, Benedicte Decary Biodrama About the life of Dédé Fortin, the front man for the band Les Colocs; Prix Jutra – Actor (Ricard), Art Direction, Costumes, Musical Score
Defendor Peter Stebbings Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Clark Johnson, Lisa Ray Drama Genie Award – Honourable Mention
Father and Guns (De père en flic) Émile Gaudreault Michel Côté, Louis-José Houde, Caroline Dhavernas, Rémy Girard Comedy Golden Reel Award
Fig Trees John Greyson Documentary on AIDS in Africa Berlin Film Festival- Teddy Award
Finding Farley Leanne Allison Documentary Cross-Canada trek to meet Farley Mowat
A Hard Name Alan Zweig Documentary Best feature-length documentary, Genie Awards
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Terry Gilliam Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp Fantasy drama Academy Award nominations for costumes and art direction; Canada-U.K.-France co-production
Invisible City Hubert Davis Documentary Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs
J'ai tué ma mère (English title: I Killed My Mother) Xavier Dolan Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément Drama Xavier Dolan's first feature
Last Train Home Lixin Fan Documentary Genie Award – Documentary; Prix Jutra – Documentary
Leslie, My Name Is Evil Reginald Harkema Kristen Hager, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Tracy Wright, Don McKellar drama
Lost Song Rodrigue Jean Suzie LeBlanc Drama TIFF – Best Canadian Feature
Love and Savagery John N. Smith Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Martha Burns Romantic drama Genie Award – Supporting Actress (Burns); screenplay by Des Walsh; Canada-Ireland co-production
The Master Key (Grande Ourse: La Clé des possibles) Patrice Sauvé Marc Messier, Normand Daneau, Fanny Mallette Science fiction/fantasy
Mothers and Daughters Carl Bessai Tantoo Cardinal, Gabriel Rose, Babz Chula, Camille Sullivan, Tinsel Korey Drama
The Necktie Jean-François Lévesque National Film Board animated short Prix Jutra – Animated Short
Night Mayor Guy Maddin Nihad Ademi Short Best Experimental Short, South by Southwest
Mr. Nobody Jaco Van Dormael Sarah Polley, Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Rhys Ifans Science fiction film Belgium-Canada-France-Germany co-production; most expensive Belgian film to date
Polytechnique Denis Villeneuve Maxim Gaudette, Sebastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse Drama Based on a true story on the École Polytechnique massacre
Prom Night in Mississippi Paul Saltzman Documentary
Reel Injun Neil Diamond Adam Beach, Sacheen Littlefeather, Russell Means Documentary History of American Indians in cinema; Peabody Award winner
Robe de guerre Michèle Cournoyer National Film Board animated short Prix Jutra – Animated Short
Runaway Cordell Barker National Film Board animated short Genie Award – Animated Short
The Spine Chris Landreth Gordon Pinsent, Alberta Watson (voices) Computer animation Follow-up to Landreth's Oscar-winning Ryan
Survival of the Dead George A. Romero Alan Van Spring, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostik, Richard Fitzpatrick Zombie horror Made with U.S. financing
The Timekeeper Louis Bélanger Craig Olejnik, Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Gary Farmer Drama
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day Mike Clattenburg Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith Comedy
The Trotsky Jacob Tierney Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire Genie Awards – Screenplay, Song
Walled In Gilles Paquet-Brenner Mischa Barton, Cameron Bright, Deborah Kara Unger Horror, Thriller Canada-France co-production made with U.S. financing
Waterlife Kevin McMahon narrated by Gordon Downie Documentary produced with the National Film Board
The Wild Hunt Alexandre Franchi Mark Krupa, Ricky Mabe, Kaniehtiio Horn Drama TIFF – Best Canadian First Feature; Sundance Film Festival – Audience Award

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