Félix & Meira

Félix & Meira

 

April 09, 2017, 2:00 PM

Where

Contois Auditorium
149 Church Street
Burlington

Category

Global Roots

Film Type

Feature Film

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Félix & Meira
Directed by Maxime Giroux | Fiction | 2014 | 105 min
Film Source: Oscilloscope

Hadas Yaron (of the internationally acclaimed film Fill the Void) returns to the big screen in Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different lives mere blocks away from one another. Meira (Yaron), a young Hasidic housewife and mother, and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a man lost in  mourning the recent death of his father, meet coincidentally at a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort one another’s company. 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, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she has always known or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux’s film is a poignant tale of self-discovery, a fascinating glimpse into the Hasidic community, and a modern love story set against backdrops both familiar and unknown.

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