Felix & Meira (Félix et Meira)

Felix & Meira (Félix et Meira)
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Felix & Meira (Félix et Meira) (2014)

Country: Canada

Duration: 105 min.

Genre: Drama

Director: Maxime Giroux

Screenplay: Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière

Producers: Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant

Composer: Olivier Alary

Camera: Sara Mishara

Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Benoît GirardThéodore, Melissa Weisz

Nomination: Competition, Jews Today

Age limitations: 12+

Plot

Félix and Meira is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a Secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in 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 in one another. As Félix 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 knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux's film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.

Rewards and nominations

  • Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Audience Choice Award
  • RiverRun International Film Festival 2015 - Won: Best Cinematography, Best Actress
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Best Film
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Best North American Independent Film
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Canadian Feature Film 
  • Warsaw International Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Grand Prix
  • Whistler Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay , Best Canadian Feature