Trailer for 'Elephant Song' Starring Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan and Catherine Keener

Photo: Les Films Séville
Les Films Séville released a trailer for the upcoming drama Elephant Song starring Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, and Catherine Keener. Elephant Song features a trio of strong performances in this stage to screen adaptation from director Charles Binamé. The film comes to Canadian theatres February 20th, 2015, which will hopefully be hot on the heels of an Oscar nomination (and maybe even a win) for Xavier Dolan's Mommy in the Best Foreign Language Film race. Mommy recently passed the $2 million dollar mark, which is significant for a Canadian film, and should encourage healthy domestic and foreign interest in the English-language Elephant Song. This release date also makes Elephant Song eligible for Canadian Screen Award nominations. (Expect the three actors to be nom'd.) Elephant Song had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (review here) and recently had a swanky Ottawa screening hosted by Heritage Minister Sheila Glover.

Synopsis: An eminent psychiatrist vanishes from his office; the last person to see him is a troubled patient named Michael. The hospital director, Dr Greene, is called in to interview Michael. Miss Peterson, the head nurse, understands all too well the devastating loss that still haunts Dr Greene and warns him to steer clear of this particular patient – to no avail. Michael prattles on about elephants and opera (with the occasional hint of murder and foul play) and lures the hospital director into a devious trap. Dr Greene’s redemption will come at a hefty price…