Tyler tries to discover the father she never got the chance to meet in this stirring psycho-sexual ghost story, exploring themes of gender and sexual identity.


Sook-Yin Lee


Sook-Yin Lee, Adam Litovitz (story editor)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Gadon ... Tyler Kent
Stephen Park ... Don
Rosanna Arquette ... Joan Kent
Rachael Crawford ... Vanessa Tate
Marie Brassard ... Claudia Lynx
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Octavio Soler (as Raoul Trujillo)
Ho Chow ... Benny Ho
Dimitris Kitsos ... Apostolis Zachariou
Frank Moore ... Jack
Billy Otis Billy Otis ... Bartender
Alexandra Tigchellar Alexandra Tigchellar ... Sasha Von Bon Bon (as Alex Tigchellar)
Randy Gagne & Still Boys Randy Gagne & Still Boys ... Randy Gagne & Still Boys
Stephen Jackman-Torkoff Stephen Jackman-Torkoff ... Marco
Marni Van Dyk ... Chrissie Robinson
Gage Graham-Arbuthnot ... Eddy Robinson


Young adult Tyler Kent lives with her selfish mother, Joan Kent. While Tyler has just been laid off from her bookstore clerk job in the store being shut down, Joan runs a scam collecting disability while she isn't really disabled, the money especially important when the child support payments from her ex-husband Octavio Soler, a Mexican immigrant, ran out. They divorced when Tyler was an infant, Tyler never having seen or heard from her father since, he who she doesn't remember at all. Joan believes they've hit the jackpot when they learn that Octavio has passed away, he having left everything to Tyler. Not wanting anything from a man she felt abandoned them, Tyler turns everything over to Joan. But when Tyler learns that Joan has hid certain keys aspects of Octavio from her all these years in her own selfishness, Tyler decides to run away to live at least for the time being in Octavio's rundown and cluttered apartment in the city, partly to get away from her mother, but more to learn... Written by Huggo

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Nova Heart
Written by Gordon Deppe
Performed by Spoons
[Played when Joan and Tyler drink champagne]
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Really bad dialogue
24 November 2020 | by kamranzaidiSee all my reviews

Boring movie which really makes no real sense. How can no one notice she's a girl with short hair trying to be a boy. I think the director really tried hard to be very deep and original but missed the mark hugely.

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2 June 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Octavio Is Dead See more »

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