Félix and Meira

Maxime Giroux —2014

Fiction / 105 min / 2K / 2.35:1 / colour

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Félix, an eccentric and penniless francophone whose wealthy father is dying, meets Meira, a Hasidic Jewish woman who is married with a child, and in search of something new. They fall in love. Félix and Meira is the story of an impossible love between two separate beings from two distinct communities, who attempt to draw each other out and to love each other despite their differences.

Felix : Martin Dubreuil
Meira : Hadas Yaron
Shulem : Luzer Twersky
Caroline : Anne-Élizabeth Bossé
Théodore : Benoît Girard
Isaac : Josh Dolguin

Directed by: Maxime Giroux
Written by: Alexandre Laferrière, Maxime Giroux
Producers: Sylvain Corbei, Nancy Grant
Direction of photography: Sara Mishara
Art direction: Louisa Schabas
Costumes: Patricia McNeil
Editing: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound: Frédéric Cloutier
Original score : Olivier Alary

Best film, 16e Festival international du film d'Aubagne, France, 2015
Best Canadian Feature Film et Best Music, 27e Festival du film international de Baie-Comeau, Canada, 2015
Best Canadian Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay et Best Actor, 14th Whistler Film Festival, Canada, 2014
Best Actress and Best Actor, 32th Torino Film Festival, Turin, Italia, 2014
Public Award, 4e Festival Arte Mare de Bastia, Corse, 2014
Best Actress et Prix du Best Actor, 34e Festival International du Film d'Amiens, France, 2014
Prix La Vague UNIS du Meilleur film Canadien, 28e Festival International de cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2014
La Louve d'Or, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2014
Prix Tobias Szpancer for the Best film in Between Judaism and Israelism section, 30th Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2014
Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, 38th Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2014

18th Shanghai Film Festival, Chine, 2015
1st Moscow Jewish Film Festival, Russie, 2015
18th National Center for Jewish Film WOM - Kendall, États-Unis, 2015
11th White River Indie Film Festival, États-Unis, 2015
17th RiverRun Film Festival, Winston Salem, États-Unis, 2015
22nd Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival, Pittsburgh, États-Unis, 2015
7th Trenton Foreign Film Festival, Trenton, États-Unis, 2015
16th Wisconsin Film Festival, États-Unis, Wisconsin, 2015
34th Minneapolis St Paul Film Festival, États-Unis, 2015
17th Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, États-Unis, 2015
20th Vilnius International Film Festival, Grèce, 2015
19th Hartford Jewish Film Festival, Hartford, États-Unis, 2015
39th Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, États-Unis, 2015
1st Muestra de Cine de Quebec, Mexico, Mexique, 2015
3rd Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, États-Unis, 2015
22nd Febiofest International Film Festival, Prague, République Tchèque, 2015
16e Festival du film francophone, Athène, Grèce, 2015
32nd Miami International Film Festival, Miami, États-Unis, 2015
14th Westchester Jewish Film Festival, Pleasantville, États-Unis, 2015
19th Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, Tampa Bay, États-Unis, 2015
30th Festival International de Cine de Guadalajara (Panorama International Section), Mexique, 2015
4th Sun Valley Film Festival, Sun Valley, États-Unis, 2015
3rd Jewish Film and cultural Festival of Lisbon, Lisbonne, Portugal, 2015
25th Washington Jewish Film Festival, Washington, 2015
38th Goteborg International Film Festival, Suède, 2015
25th San Diego Jewish Film Festival, San Diego, États-Unis, 2015
38th Portland International Film Festival, Portland, États-Unis, 2015
16th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta, États-Unis, 2015
24th New York Jewish Film Festival, New-York, États-Unis, 2015
26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, États-Unis, 2015
16e Festival du film juif de Jérusalem, Israel, 2014
12th Whistler Film Festival, British Columbia, Canada, 2014
18th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2014
32nd Torino Film Festival (International Competition), Turin, Italie, 2014
18e Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France, 2014
4e Festival Arte Mare de Bastia, Corse, 2014
34e Festival International du Film d'Amiens (Compétition internationale), France, 2014
28th Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Nouveau Brunswick, Canada, 2014
20th Cucalorus Film Festival, Caroline du Nord, États-Unis, 2014
26e Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen-Stuttgart (Horizons), Allemagne, 2014
10th Windsor Film Festival, Ontario, Canada, 2014
9th Rome Film Market, Italie, 2014
38th Sao Paulo International Film Festival (International Perspective Section), Brésil, 2014
16th Mumbai Film Festival (World Cinema Section), Inde, 2014
30th Warsaw Film Festival (International Competition), Pologne, 2014
43e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Compétition internationale), Montréal, Québec, 2014
30th Haifa International Film Festival (International Competition), Israel, 2014
50th Chicago International Film Festival, Illinois, États-Unis, 2014
28e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Compétition officielle), Belgique, 2014
22th Hamburg Film Festival, Allemagne, 2014
62th San Sebastian Film Festival (Official selection), San Sebastian, Spain, 2014
38th Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema competition) Ontario, Canada, 2014

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Photos credit : Julie Landreville