Spotlight on our cinema
BRITISH COLUMBIA, Norway, Canada | 105 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 under her wing. The two Indigenous women from different backgrounds exchange thoughts on motherhood, sharing and privilege, body image, culture and violence, alternately lying, pushing away and trying to understand one another. The subtle, incisive camera stays on them at all times. This naturalistic first film is a technical tour de force, a real-time encounter between two very different yet complementary women whose worlds collide.Q&A with Kathleen Hepburn on October 12thIn collaboration with Cinema Politica, Dames des Vues and ARRQ."The film resists pat solutions on abuse, and instead, it depicts the complexities of domestic abuse, privilege and charity, and freedom." Independent"This courageous entry in Indigenous cinema refuses to wrap up life neatly with a bow; we are shown, rather than told, just how things are in 2019." HCN
Grand prix focus Quebec/Canada - Festival du nouveau cinéma
Best Canadian Feature Film, Honourable Mention - Toronto Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
Sanja Zivkovic’s first feature is built around a complex mother-daughter relationship, damaged by the broken dreams of forced exile. Former architect...
ONTARIO, CANADA | 90 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...
QUéBEC, NUNAVUT, CANADA | 99 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
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