An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.
A contemporary comedy about five Anglo-Canadians - actually four Anglos and a New Yorker - who find themselves in a two-week total immersion French program in a remote town in Northern ... See full summary »
On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
PETITES COUPURES tells the story of Bruno (Daniel Auteuil), a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis. Torn between his wife Gaëlle ('Emmanuel Devos') and his young ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
New Zealand film maker Ian Mune tackles the medical problem of cancer and youth - a subject hardly conducive to user-friendly cinema entertainment - and welcomely manages to avoid familiar audience manipulation that might otherwise potentially drown the flick in sentiment. It's low budget and most of it centers on the growing friendship between two cancer afflicted teenagers in a hospital ward. The problem is, that the performances are so mediocre, and the script too ordinary (in that unmistakeably New Zealand fashion for no frills dialog) that the viewer struggles to engage with the characters with any convincing sense of emotional involvement. Good intentions are simply not enough to drum up audience interest in what amounts to generally tedious viewing.
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