DIR. RYAN MCKENNA | 2012 | CANADA | 72 MIN
Starring Rob Vilar, Eve Majzels and Alek Rzeszowski
Director Ryan McKenna and all lead actors will be present on opening night
Ryan Mckenna will also be present at the Saturday and Sunday Night screenings!
Premiering at Montreal's prestigious Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, director Ryan McKenna has created a dryly-funny gem about unrequited love. Rob Vilar gives a beautiful deadpan performance as a DJ living in Portugal who learns that an affair with a woman named Sophie has led to her pregnancy. He flies back to Winnipeg to be by her side only to encounter an icy reception and a forbidding city. McKenna has captured Winnipeg in all its mid winter darkness with beautiful cinematography and a bleak sense of humour reminiscent of Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki and Jim Jarmusch. Created under the rules of the seven point “Brutalism in Cinema Manifesto” whereby the new cinema of Winnipeg is stark, austere, brutal and cold...but told with jokes.
30th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the existence of Winnipeg Film Group's Cinematheque. Throughout the year our 30th Anniversary logo will mark an exclusive programming event celebrating our history. Join us in the celebration. Thank you for supporting us for 30 years.