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The crisp fall air is tangible in this melancholy clip from “Our Loved Ones,” which will premiere at TIFF later today. The clip features two characters sitting on a beach “just looking forward to spring,” and its simplicity belies what sounds to be a complex and emotional family drama.
“Our Loved Ones” marks the second film by Canadian director Anne Émond, whose debut film “Nuit #1″ won several awards and garnered a lot of positive critical attention in 2011. The film’s two leads, Maxim Gaudette and Karelle Tremblay, are both stars in the French Canadian film market. Maxim Gaudette has been recognized for his award-winning work with director Denis Villeneuve.
The official synopsis of the film reads: “Protected from the truth about his father’s death, the sensitive David (Maxim Gaudette from ‘Incendies,’ ‘Polytechnique’) has grown into a loving husband and father of two, yet secretly carries the weight of the tragedy, with shocking results. His daughter Laurence (Karelle Tremblay, a 2015 TIFF Rising Star) begins to recognize herself in her father, and must reconcile with her emotional inheritance if she is to break the cycle and take on the future.”
Watch the exclusive trailer above.