FELIX & MEIRA
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
A labour of love by rising young Montreal filmmaker Maxime Giroux, this cross-cultural romance won the Best Canadian Feature prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Felix and Meira’s uniqueness is a big reason why, as is Hadas Yaron’s entrancing performance. The Israeli actress plays Meira, a young wife and mother who chafes at the constrictions placed on her by the ultra-orthodox community in her Mile End neighbourhood. The bond she forges with Felix (Martin Dubrueil)—a fellow misfit grieving the recent loss of his father—will have huge ramifications in both their lives. Funny, touching and as quirky as its characters, Giroux’s film never fails to charm or surprise.
“A somber romance that’s as much about the cultural confluence of city life as it is about the unlikely couple who manage to find each other in it, Félix and Meira captures the dislocating loneliness of “Lost in Translation” without leaving its characters’ native Montreal.” (David Ehrlich, Time Out New York)
In French, Yiddish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Canada – 2014 – 105 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her