Month: May 2018

First Round Down

First Round Down   Director: Brett M. Butler, Jason G. Butler Producers: Mariana Cordoni, Jason G. Butler, Brett M. Butler Actors: Dylan Bruce, Rachel Wilson, Rob Ramsay A glorious, tongue fully in cheek, black comedy. Hockey guy returns home, his Ice Hockey career over to become a pizza delivery guy; oh yes, and a hit …

The Devout

The Devout. Director: Connor Gaston Producers: Connor Gaston, Amanda Verhagen, Actors: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Gabrielle Rose, David Nyki, Ryan McDonell The Devout is a quite exceptional film (winner at Dieppe 2017). The storyline appears utterly ludicrous: that a devout Christian man comes to suspect that his very sick daughter has experienced a previous life …

Tadoussac

Tadoussac. Director: Martin Laroche Producer: Martin Laroche Actors: Camille Mongeau, Isabelle Blais Tadoussac is a relatively isolated coastal village, north of Quebec City, in Canada. First settled by Europeans as early as 1535 and already established as a trading post by 1600 it remains a good place to lose yourself if you wish to. The …

Nelly

Nelly Director: Anne Emond Producer: Nicole Robert Actors: Mylene Mackay, Marie-Claude Guerin, Emmanuel Schwartz. This beautiful, for some controversial, film from Anne Emond proposes an interpretation of the life of Nelly Arcan, born Isabella Fortier. A woman of style, intelligence and talent who practised as a prostitute (“Whore”) but earned recognition, respect and credit for …

Sade Adeniran

The International Moving Image Society recently (8 May 2018) hosted an event featuring the inspirational work of author and independent film-maker Sade Adeniran.  Known first and foremost for the award winning novel “Imagine This” ( winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize) Sade is also an independent film maker who is at home in “experimental …

J’aime les filles

This beautiful eight minute film from Diane Obomsawin manages to probe, explore, delightfully retell the story of love awakening, self-discovery, exploration, joy, passion, confusion, realisation, pain, identity-finding that Marie, Mathilde, Diane and Charlotte find on their experiential journey. Erotic, fumbling and realisation in their love for other women the story is both profound and sensitive …