Editor Paul Jutras On TIFF’s Essential Works List For C.R.A.Z.Y.


In celebration of Canada’s turning 150, TIFF has released their list of 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History. We’re thrilled to congratulate Paul Jutras and director Jean-Marc Vallée on making the list. Their feature film collaboration, “C.R.A.Z.Y” made the list at #10. If you haven’t seen the film, C.R.A.Z.Y is about a gay youth growing up in Quebec in the 60’s and 70’s, and how he has to deal with homophobia, 4 brothers, and a conservative father.

In 2015, the Toronto International Film Festival placed C.R.A.Z.Y. in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time   Photo courtesy of Marc Langley


  1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Ted Kotcheff (1974)
  2. Archangel, Guy Maddin (1990)
  3. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk (2001)
  4. Back to God’s Country, David Hartford (1919)
  5. Bar salon, André Forcier (1974)
  6. The Bitter Ash, Larry Kent (1963)
  7. Black Christmas, Bob Clark (1974)
  8. Les Bons Débarras, Francis Mankiewicz (1979)
  9. Le Chat dans le sac, Gilles Groulx (1964)
  10. C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallée (2005)
  11. Calendar, Atom Egoyan (1993)
  12. Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg (1988)
  13. Le Déclin de l’empire américain, Denys Arcand (1986)
  14. La Femme de l’hôtel, Léa Pool (1984)
  15. Goin’ Down the Road, Donald Shebib (1970)
  16. La Guerre des tuques, André Melançon (1984)
  17. I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Patricia Rozema (1987)
  18. J. A. Martin, photographe, Jean Beaudin (1977)
  19. Jésus de Montréal, Denys Arcand (1989)
  20. Léolo, Jean-Claude Lauzon (1992)
  21. Life Classes, William D. MacGillivray (1987)
  22. Loyalties, Anne Wheeler (1986)
  23. Mommy, Xavier Dolan (2014)
  24. Mon oncle Antoine, Claude Jutra (1971)
  25. Mourir à tue-tête, Anne Claire Poirier (1979)
  26. My American Cousin, Sandy Wilson (1985)
  27. Nobody Waved Good-bye, Don Owen (1964)
  28. Les Ordres, Michel Brault (1974)
  29. La petite Aurore, l’enfant martyre, Jean-Yves Bigras (1952)
  30. Rude, Clement Virgo (1995)
  31. Sonatine, Micheline Lanctôt (1984)
  32. The Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan (1997)
  33. À tout prendre, Claude Jutra (1964)
  34. Tit-Coq, Gratien Gélinas, René Delacroix (1953)
  35. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, François Girard (1993)
  36. Videodrome, David Cronenberg (1983)
  37. La Vie rêvée, Mireille Dansereau (1972)
  38. Le Vieux Pays où Rimbaud est mort, Jean Pierre Lefebvre (1977)
  39. La Vraie Nature de Bernadette, Gilles Carle (1972)
  40. Water, Deepa Mehta (2005)

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