Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Premiere of

Premiere of "FELIX AND MEIRA" at the National Library of Australia

Possible Worlds presents: Felix & Meira

Saturday 14th Nov, 1pm, National Library of Australia
All tickets $10

Canberra premiere
Dir: Maxime Giroux, Canada, 2014, 105 min, In French, English and Yiddish
Cast: Hadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky

Félix and Meira is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux, one of Canada’s rising stars; a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Hasidic Jewish wife and mother Meira (Hadas Yaron) and Félix (Martin Dubreuil) meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as Felix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community. Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.

Winner: Best Canadian Film, Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best feature, best actor, best director, best screenplay, Whistler Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best Actress and Best Actor, Turin Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best film, Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal 2014

Trailer: http://bit.ly/FelixandMeira

"Félix 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.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Though set in present-day Montreal, this tender romance unfolds like an episode from another century, paying the sort of careful attention to social boundaries you'd expect to find in a classic forbidden-love novel.” – Variety

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The 10th Possible Worlds Film Festival is presented by non-profit company The Festivalists as an Australian showcase for the best new independent films from Canada. For more information, visit www.possibleworlds.net.au