Canadian soccer player’s ‘splendid smile’ will get a cinematic makeover

It is not often that soccer players visit a Toronto dentist for a smile check-up but, in the case of Alphonso Davies, it represents a small-scale version of the growing interest he has been drawing in North America and abroad.

Davies has already added Brazil, Scotland and Canada to his list of professional footballing countries and this winter will be trying to secure a place for himself at the World Cup with Canada. He will be hoping that all his traveling pays off when he lands back in the Canadian city this winter, where he and his family will start a new life, supported by a major NFT movie series funded by a donation from the soccer player himself.

Launched by the National Film Board, the NFT series, currently titled the International AllStars, will profile more than 100 prominent Canadian and international personalities, from Charlie Chaplin to Justin Trudeau. But it will also seek to do something important — promote the relationship between the two nations as well as Vancouver, the mayor of which has been spearheading the NFT for almost a decade.

Read the full story at The Globe and Mail.


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