Tag Archives: Winter Films

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves takes place in a very personalized version of Helsinki, which may be familiar to admirers of  Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish director’s hilariously deadpan and also humanistic tragicomedies. Ansa (Alma Pöysti,) and Holappa (Jussi Vatanen) spend their waking hours in drab workplaces, pubs with stone-faced patrons, and sparsely decorated homes where a radio is…
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Who’s Yer Father

Who’s Yer Father, a film set and shot entirely on Prince Edward Island, is a hilariously good time with a surprising amount of heart.  “Who’s Yer Father”is a Maritime shorthand for a way to quickly figure out family and friend connections in close knit communities. It’s also the name of PEI’s only private investigation agency,…
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Days of Happiness

This emotionally complex drama, from Montreal-based writer-director Chloé Robichaud, follows a young orchestra conductor who’s becoming a major player on the Quebec classical music scene and now finds herself at a crossroads.  Emma is a recognizable queer character and proof that there’s a middle ground between the specificities of gay life being ignored and a…
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Anatomy of a Fall

Did he fall or was he pushed out the window? Winner of the prestigious Cannes Palme D’Or award, the film is both a mystery and a courtroom drama. A couple’s troubled marriage might have just simmered on privately and indefinitely, within the walls of their alpine chalet outside Grenoble. But one day the husband Samuel’s…
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Flora and Son

An Irish musical that makes you feel better about life, love and yourself. Who needs that? John Carney makes movies about normal people who make a connection with music that enriches their spirits and soul. Music becomes their salvation and escape from the everyday troubles of their lives. The characters are fundamentally good people down…
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Monster

Monster is a fascinating and complex film with shifting perspectives. The film gradually reveals the truths behind the main characters’ actions as it retells the same events from their various perspectives. First it’s told from Saori’s point of view, the widowed mother who tries to figure out why her young son Minato has been acting…
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Solo

Solo, winner of Toronto International Film Festival’s award for best Canadian feature film, is set within Montreal’s vibrant drag queen community. Simon, a rising star, falls in love with the destructive Olivier. At the same time, Simon's mother, a famous opera singer, returns after a fifteen year absence. Finding failure with these two impossible loves,…
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Scrapper

Winner of  the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film festival, this delightful debut film follows resourcefully smart 12-year old Georgie, (Lola Campbell) who is left all alone after her mother unexpectedly dies. At first, along with her best friend Ali, she successfully tricks those around her into believing that all…
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Winter Film Series 2024

To see our Winter 2024 film selection in Eventbrite, click here or on the button below. Winter 2024 Films You can click on each film to see a description, view a trailer, and set a Reminder for future ticket purchase. Cineplex will only provide us with two Wednesdays each month for our films. Save These…
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Riceboy Sleeps

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 4pm & 7pm Riceboy Sleeps – an intriguing title, wouldn’t you say? Exactly who is Riceboy? And why is he sleeping? Following a family tragedy, a young woman and her child move to Canada from Korea, where all their resources are needed to contend with the social prejudices they encounter. Insightful direction,…
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