OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Canada achieved a historic milestone today, as three Canadian films were announced as official selections to compete for the Palme d'Or at the prestigious Cannes Festival.

I would like to congratulate the following talented Canadians:

David Cronenberg, for Maps to the Stars

Xavier Dolan, for Mommy

Atom Egoyan, for Captives (The Captive)

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to wish all those selected the best of luck at the 67th Cannes Festival.

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Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages