32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
TORINO 32

FELIX ÉT MEIRA

FELIX & MEIRA
by Maxime Giroux
Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Duration: 105'


Felix lives in French Canada; he doesn’t have any money or ambitions, but he isn’t worried since his wealthy father is about to die. Meira’s life is completely different: she is a young member of the Hasidic Jewish community in Montreal, she is married and has a child. Despite the solid certainties provided by her environment, Meira is yearning for something different. Unexpectedly, she finds it in the eccentric Felix. Their encounter will unleash feelings stronger than any social barrier.

Biography

film director

Maxime Giroux

Maxime Giroux (Montreal, Canada, 1976) has directed several short films, videoclips and commercials. In 2006, his film Les jours won the prize for best short film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and in 2007 his film Les rouges au sol won the award for best short drama at the 27th Genie Awards. His videography includes music videos for Sam Roberts, Sarah Harmer, The Dears, Pilate, Louise Forestier, Corneille, Marc Déry, Les Cowboys Fringants and Vulgaires Machins. His first feature film, Demain (Sophie), was presented at Torino Film Festival in 2008, and his second feature film, Jo pour Jonathan, had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival. 

FILMOGRAFIA

Project 3 (cm, 2001), Le gros boutte du bâton (cm, 2005), Les jours (cm, 2006), Le rouge au sol (cm, 2006), Demain (Sophie) (2008), Jo pour Jonathan (2010), La tête en bas (cm, 2013), Félix et Meira (2014). 

Declaration

film director

“The film is an encounter between the Quebecois francophone society and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Montreal. Due to its diverse and numerous contrasts, it explores this surprising cohabitation that reaches outside the boundaries. I filmed with the themes of vulnerability and febrility in mind, and, above all, wanted the camera to find the characters’ humanity. Felix and Meira is the madness of Felix and the poetry of Meira, two opposite people who mutually enter into an impossible love story at the risk of losing everything.”

Cast

& Credits

regia/director
Maxime Giroux
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Alexandre Laferrière, Maxime Giroux
fotografia/cinematography
Sara Mishara
montaggio/film editing
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
scenografia/production design
Louisa Schabas
costumi/costume design
Patricia McNeil
musica/music
Olivier Alary
suono/sound
Frédéric Cloutier; Luc Boudrias
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Martin Dubreuil (Félix), Hadas Yaron (Meira), Luzer Twersky (Shulem), Anne-Élisabeth Bossé (Caroline), Benoit Girard (Théodore), Josh Dolgin (Isaac), Melissa Weisz (Ruth)
produttori/producers
Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant
produzione/production
Metafilms
contatti/contacts
Urban Distribution
Arnaud Bélangeon-Bouaziz
arnaud@urbandistrib.com

TFF

prizes

TORINO 32

Best Actress Award (ex aequo) to: Hadas Yaron

INTERFEDI AWARD 2014

TORINO 32

Best Actor Award to: Luzer Twersky

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