'Rebelle' Represents Canada at the Oscars

No surprises here. Rebelle  (War Witch), directed by Kim Nguyen, is Canada's official selection to compete in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Telefilm Canada, which makes the decision with its Pan-Canadian selection committee, made the announcement today via Twitter. Word is that the competition came down to Rebelle, Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways (which took the prize for Best Canadian Feature at TIFF), and Rafael Ouellet's Camion. Rebelle is a strong choice. I caught it at TIFF (review here) and gave the film 4 stars. Rebelle opens in Ottawa this Friday at The Bytowne, so you can judge the film for yourself and join in the support. After nominations for Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, can the third time be a charm for Canada?