Spotlight on homegrown cinema
| 94 minutes | 2017
A warm, compassionate story of female emancipation set in Vancouver’s Chinese community is well served by two talented actresses. Twenty-three years after Double Happiness, Mina Shum once again tackles the gulf between tradition and modernity. This time, her heroine is a reserved older woman who is forced to re-evaluate her role in society in the face of her husband’s cowardice, casting off her sheltered existence to discover the world and herself. Sandra Oh and Cheng Pei Pei brilliantly portray the mother-daughter duo.IN COMPETITION
An entire first love, set to a punk soundtrack. Everything goes faster when you’re not 20 yet! Théo celebrates his 18th birthday by getting drunk on...
CANADA | 94 minutes | 2017
A sensitive coming-of-age story from a director who resolutely strips all clichés from her rendering of the heightened emotions of youth. Tellingly,...
Intuitive camera work depicting jam-packed urban life and philosophical comments make up the latest offering from this icon of Canadian avant-garde cinema....
CANADA | 94 minutes | 2016
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