ONTARIO FILM SHINES ON OPENING NIGHT AT BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Jay Baruchel and Zoe Kazan star in THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, the Ontario Creates-supported Canadian co-production which kicks off the prestigious 69th annual Berlin International Film Festival on February 7 in Germany

Jay Baruchel (John Peter) and Zoe Kazan (Clara) star in THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, the Ontario Creates-supported Canadian co-production which kicks off the prestigious 69th annual Berlin International Film Festival on February 7 in Germany, marking its world premiere, on the eve of the Berlinale’s European Film Market. | Photo : Per Arnesen/HanWay Films | www.OntarioCreates.ca (CNW Group/Ontario Creates)

TORONTOFeb. 6, 2019 – Jay Baruchel (John Peter) and Zoe Kazan (Clara) star in THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, the Ontario Creates-supported Canadian co-production which kicks off the prestigious 69th annual Berlin International Film Festival on February 7 in Germany, marking its world premiere, on the eve of the Berlinale’s European Film Market.

The English-language CanadaDenmark co-production (with SwedenFrance and Germany) was filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, as well as in Copenhagen and New York.

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS follows a disparate ensemble of characters, who find laughter, love and kindness in each other.

Produced in partnership with Ontario’sStrada Films (with assistance from Ontario Creates), this contemporary drama stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri), Jay Baruchel (Goon), Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Andrea Riseborough (Death of Stalin)

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS will be distributed by eOne in Canada. | www.OntarioCreates.ca |

Photo : Per Arnesen/HanWay Films

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