Among the more anticipated Canadian titles at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is George Ryga's Hungry Hills, a sort of neo-western adapted from the titular novel by screenwriter Gary Fisher and director Rob King, best known in these parts for his role on Canadian sitcom Corner Gas.
(Keir Gilchrist) just wants to go home. After two years in a welfare
residence for boys, where daily survival literally means a fight, he is
eager to get back to the family farm in Saskatchewan. But the only
people happy to see him are his Aunt Matilda (Gabrielle Rose) and
another young outcast, Johnny Swift (Alexander De Jordy). When Snit is
unable to cultivate his family's rock-strewn fields, he turns to
Johnny's bootlegging operation to get the farm back into working order.
However, the tough-as-nails local cop Roy Kane (John Pyper-Ferguson) is
on the lookout for the person who's been brewing moonshine, and all he
needs is one more reason to send Snit back to the home for boys.
Already on the run from a community that doesn't want them, Snit and
Johnny take drastic steps to escape the foothills ...
We've got the first look at the trailer for this one down below and it's looking might good.
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