Spotlight on homegrown cinema
| 85 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, Ingrid Veninger called her production house pUNK Films. Here, her rebel is the boisterous Kate, who thirteen-year-old Bea meets one sultry Ontario summer. The two experience an intense, feverish friendship that mirrors the whirlwind of their transition into adulthood. Porcupine Lake debunks the stereotypes of the teen film to imagine a new — and daringly authentic — model of a young girl’s awakening into selfhood.IN COMPETITION
An unusual film dedicated to the maker of La Jetée, the most legendary of unknown filmmakers. With his experimental, evocative, poetic docu- mentaries,...
CANADA | 85 minutes | 2017
Fresh look at a homeless, downtrodden couple making their hard-luck way down the snow-covered highways of Canada. The story of a couple of small-time...
CANADA , France | 85 minutes | 2017
Inheritance, family bonds and identity are at the heart of this coming-of-age story based on the novel by Richard Wagamese. Spanning several decades, the...
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