Jacob Tierney’s “The Trotsky” will open the ninth annual Whistler Film Festival, taking place December 3 to 6 in British Columbia, Canada. Starring Jay Baruchel and Colm Feore, “The Trotsky” is the story of an eccentric 17-year-old who believes he’s the reincarnation of Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
The festival also announced that its closing night film will be the Canadian premiere of Bill Kerig’s documentary “Edge of Never,” which chronicles the coming-of-age of 15-year-old Whistler resident Kye Petersen who decides to ski the route that killed his father in Chamonix, France nine years earlier.
“We are very excited to have such high caliber films to open and close this year’s festival,” says WFF artistic director, Stacey Donen, in a statement. “While both are ‘coming-of-age’ stories, their perspectives are quite different yet equally compelling.” [Andy Lauer]