As the Hot Docs film festival enters its final few days, our film reviewer Pauline Dong recaps some of the films she didn't get to review.
A fascination with royalty is nothing new. Just look at the frenzy of media attention around the Duchess of Cambridge. However, a fascination with former royalty is a little less common. Felix Pfeifle concerns himself with the Habsburgs in general and the last Crown Prince, Archduke Otto of Austria, in particular.
Mary and Max is a clay animation feature from Australia. Based on true events, the story revolves around an unlikely, 20-year long pen pal relationship between an awkward 8-year old Australian girl and a 44-year old American man with Asperger's Syndrome. The result is a tragicomic film about loneliness, friendship and acceptance.