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Director  Andrew Cividino
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Country  Canada
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama
Running time  1h 29m
Language  English
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Release date  14 May 2015 (2015-05-14) (Cannes)
Writer  Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters, Aaron Yeger
Cast  Jackson Martin (Adam), Nick Serino (Nate), Reece Moffett (Riley), David Disher (William)
Music director  Bruce Peninsula, Chris Thornborrow
Screenplay  Andrew Cividino, Aaron Yeger, Blain Watters
Producers  Andrew Cividino, Karen Harnisch, Marc Swenker, James Vandewater, Aaron Yeger

Sleeping Giant is a 2015 Canadian drama film written and directed by Andrew Cividino. It premiered in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and subsequently screened at festivals around the world, garnering critical acclaim.

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Background

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The film stars Jackson Martin, Reece Moffett and Nick Serino as Adam, Nate and Riley, three young boys spending the summer together in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is an expansion of a short film, of the same title, that Cividino made in 2013. The original short film version was a Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards.

Cast

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  • Jackson Martin as Adam
  • Nick Serino as Nate
  • Reece Moffett as Riley
  • David Disher as William
  • Critical reception

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    Guy Lodge wrote for Variety that the film is an "accomplished debut". TIFF praised the film, writing that it provides "a whip-smart look at the emotional extremes of adolescence and their tragic potential, and is one of the most finely observed debuts to come from Canada in recent memory."

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    The film currently holds a 7.1/10 on Metacritic and an 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Awards and nominations

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    The film won the award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and also won the Vancouver International Film Festival award for Best Canadian Film. In December, the film was announced as part of TIFF's annual Canada's Top Ten screening series of the ten best Canadian films of the year.

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    At the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, the film received four nominations including Best Picture, Best Director (Cividino), Best Supporting Actor (Serino) and Best Editing (James Vandewater). Serino won the award for Best Supporting Actor.


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    References

    Sleeping Giant (film) Wikipedia
    Sleeping Giant (film) IMDb Sleeping Giant (film) themoviedb.org


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