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Felix and Meira
May 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Both screens SOLD OUT.
Screening Thurs. May 28.
Two strangers, Meira, a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix, a secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet and in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district and develop a friendship. As Felix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore. Maxime Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery.
“FELIX AND MEIRA appears to be a simple movie about fitting in, acceptance and sacrifice. Yet it’s so elegant and poses many different sides that it’s actually a very complex film with very complex characters.” Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
“This tenderly observed love story isn’t about religion – or its lack – but about the attraction of difference and the undeniable need to feel alive.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
“Giroux’s refusal to pass judgment on his characters prevents us from doing so, and the film is much more powerful for it. ” – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
Language: French, Yiddish, English (English subtitles)
Length: 1 hr. 45 min.