Spotlight on our cinema
QUéBEC, Nunavut, Canada | 99 minutes | 2019
At the end of the Second World War, Elsa, a young Inuk woman, must come to terms with motherhood after she is raped — and with the changing epoch ushered in by her blond, blue-eyed son. Co-directors Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau deliver a restrained yet romantic adaptation of the novel by Gabrielle Roy in their poignant portrayal of a young woman caught between two worlds. As she walks the fine line between tradition and modernity, cultural identity and forced assimilation, freedom and sacrifice, Elsa’s indomitable resistance reflects the surrounding nature, eternal and ever restless.CANADIAN PREMIEREQ&A with the cast and crew on October 12th and 14th
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
Anne is a lonely young daycare worker who has trouble following the rules and connecting with others. Uncompromising and prone to excess, she’s complex...
ONTARIO, UNITED STATES, CANADA | 75 minutes | 2019
Rosie is barefoot in the rain in the streets of Vancouver. She is very young, pregnant, on the run and in danger. Older and better-off Áila takes her...
BRITISH COLUMBIA, NORWAY, CANADA | 105 minutes | 2019
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