Cronenberg, Egoyan show love for Canada at Cannes

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TORONTO — Filmmakers David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan are sharing their love for Canada this week while more than 6,000 kilometres away at the Cannes film festival.

Cronenberg, whose made-in-Toronto Maps to the Stars is showing at the prestigious festival, shared one of the reasons he makes movies in the city where he lives.

« You have the nature of Toronto: I often think of it as a character actor who can play many different roles, » he told The Hollywood Reporter.

« In the 1970s, a lot of people got upset because Toronto would often be shown as somewhere else — as if that was a bad thing. But in the world of moviemaking, that’s a great thing. »

Cronenberg talked about the challenges of making Toronto look like Los Angeles for Maps to the Stars (only five days of production took place in L.A.).

« It is tricky. We knew we had…

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