Spotlight on our cinema
ONTARIO, Canada | 90 minutes | 2019
Sanja Zivkovic’s first feature is built around a complex mother-daughter relationship, damaged by the broken dreams of forced exile. Former architect Jasna and teenage Nina have left Serbia for Canada, where they struggle to establish themselves in their new land. Far from her homeland and her friends, Nina tries to express herself through theatre while her mother, dulled by medication, gradually slips through the cracks. Mirjana Jokovic, the unforgettable heroine of Emir Kusturica’s Underground, shines here in a role on the razor’s edge alongside Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale).Q&A with Sanja Zivkovic on October 10th and 11th"Easy Land, the first feature from Serbian-Canadian filmmaker Sanja Zivkovic, is a balanced, reserved, but emotionally resonant look at the modern immigrant experience, mental illness, and mother-daughter bonds." The Gate
Toronto Film Festival
On the cusp of the 20th century, a young William Lyon Mackenzie King negotiates the obstacles strewn in his path on the way to becoming prime minister of...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 90 minutes | 2019
Middle-aged Donna is working off her hours of community service — the result of a DUI conviction — in an animal shelter. Deeply affected by the plight...
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA | 85 minutes | 2019
A Prairie no-man’s-land or an incubator of unbridled creativity? Winnipeg remains an enigma — and the second feature from Ryan McKenna (Le Cœur de...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 94 minutes | 2019
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