European cinema awakens a sleepy city

EU film fest launched Nov. 12 with Italian movie A Special Day.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Italian communications and cultural affairs officer Patricia Bucciero and Tom McSorley, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, share a laugh at the festival launch reception on Nov. 12.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 11/19/2014 12:00 am EST

It’s easy to dismiss Ottawa as a snoozer of a town. The city has a reputation of being quiet, boring and one, as some might say, where fun went to die. But Tom McSorley, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, doesn’t buy this assertion.

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