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A photo of the program given out at the World Premiere of Missing People. Photo taken by Luke Galati.

From airport to premiere: Missing People

Hot Docs film festival volunteer and writer, Luke Galati, recounts his personal experience greeting director, David Shapiro. From Toronto’s international airport to the World Premiere of Missing People, this isn’t just a film review, but rather, a film experience. By this point, I’m getting into my groove. Wake up early in the morning, put on …

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Film Review: Felix et Meira

A story of a dying father, an estranged son, and a struggling newlywed couple leads to a romance between two repressed individuals. Felix et Meira, Maxime Giroux’s latest film, investigates the challenges of leaving Quebec’s Hasidic Jew community, both for inner members and those outside the group. The film is a thoughtful romantic drama, that does a …

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Photo courtesy of Les Films Seville.

Film Review: The Captive

Atom Egoyan’s thriller, The Captive, fails to thrill, but the actors leave a long-lasting impression. The film depicts a heart-wrenching story of parents who lose a child, as well as how disturbing the use of technology and surveillance can be. Cassandra (Alexia Fast) is kidnapped from the back seat of her father’s truck when she’s about 10 years …

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Photo courtesy of Les Films Seville.

Film Review: Tu Dors Nicole

There’s always a moment during a young blissful summer when we’re caught contemplating the endless possibilities of our future. Tu Dors Nicole, directed by well-known Québec film editor Stéphane Lafleur, delves into that very moment with delicacy and tenderness, through the sleepless eyes of a girl living in suburban Québec. The film tells the story of a 20-something …

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