David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortenson (The Two Faces of January), after being given the Lifetime Achievement CSA awardGetty

The Canadian film industry has a lot to be proud of: for the first time ever, three Canadian films will be competing for the 2014 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive,” and Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” have all been included in the official lineup for this year’s festival.

“This year’s Cannes festival is truly a monumental occasion for Canadian filmmakers,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “This is the strongest presence we’ve ever had, and a true testament to the exceptional vision and tremendous artistry of our country’s filmmakers. Canadians should feel very proud.”

And that’s not all! Canadian leading man Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, “How to Catch a Monster,” starring Christina Hendricks and Eva Mendes, will premiere in the Un Certain Regard side category.

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