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Canada’s Top Ten: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Thu, Jan 30 / 9:15 pm
Sat, Feb 1 / 2:30 pm
Sun, Feb 2 / 5 pm
Directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn
2019, Canada, 105 min

Discovering Rosie (Violet Nelson), a pregnant teenager, sobbing and barefoot on a rainy East Vancouver street, Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) swiftly intercedes, initially offering shelter in her own apartment before working feverishly to get the girl access to proper support networks so that she needn’t return to her abusive home. As these two Indigenous women embark on a revelatory odyssey to a safe house, they must confront society’s assumptions about them, overcome their preconceptions about one another, and reflect on their own respective self-images.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is generously sponsored by TIFF and IATSE 856.

     

Reviews

An outstanding drama... one of the year’s best Canadian films. Body gives a raw and real portrait of the everyday violence faced by Indigenous women in Canada... an ambitious and gutsy film that’s bound to knock the wind out of anyone who sees it. There is something achingly beautiful to the empathetic screen chemistry of these two strong women.
- Pat Mullen, That Shelf
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