Principle photography has begun on “Two Lovers and a Bear” in chilly Timmins, Northern Ontario, where it is snowing, and will continue in Iqaluit in the Nunavut territory. Set in the frigid cold of the North Pole, the film stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Life”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) as two young adults looking for love who not only have to deal with the harsh elements, but their own inner demons.
Roger Frappier of MAX Films is producing the film, which is written and directed by Kim Nguyen (Oscar-nominated Foreign Film “War Witch”). Co-producers are Jonathan Bronfman (“War Witch”) and Ellen Hamilton (“Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes), with Jeff Sackman as executive producer. The cinematographer is Nicolas Bolduc (“War Witch,” “Enemy”).
Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Seville will distribute the film across Canada. TF1 International has acquired worldwide distribution rights and will sell the film at the Cannes Film Festival.