~TIFF film sponsored in part by Hyundai Canada hits Canadian theatres~
MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - BREAKAWAY, a cross-cultural, comedic drama featured at this year's Toronto
International Film Festival (TIFF) is launching today in theatres
across Canada. Sponsored by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and distributed
by Alliance Films, BREAKAWAY is a full-action, colourful, humorous and heartfelt hockey drama
"At Hyundai Canada, we recognize and appreciate hockey as an integral
part of Canada's cultural fabric," said Steve Kelleher, President and
CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "We're thrilled to have the
opportunity to support Canadian film talent further our commitment to
the sport and demonstrate our passion for hockey by investing in BREAKAWAY."
The ensemble cast stars Toronto newcomer Vinay Virmani, Brampton-born
comedian Russell Peters, as well as Anumpam Kher, Gurpreet Singh
"Ghuggi", Sakina Jaffrey, Noureen Dewulf, with Rob Lowe and Camilla
Belle. With cameo appearances by Akshay Kumar, Drake and LUDACRIS, BREAKAWAY is a film about a young man's journey to find himself in a new adoptive
land with a dream to make it big in Canada's national sport. In the
film, Ravjeer Singh (Virmani) and the Speedy Singhs compete in a hockey tournament for the prestigious Hyundai Cup.
Hyundai's popular Genesis, Genesis Coupe and Tucson, are all featured
throughout the movie.
Hyundai continues to invest in Canadian hockey as part of the Hyundai
Hockey Nation tour. In addition to previous initiatives such as
donating Hyundai vehicles to local minor hockey associations, Breakaway
helps to build on the important commitment.
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham,
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea.
Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto
Canada and are sold and serviced through 200 dealerships nationwide.
SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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