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Making my plans for Toronto now; scouring the schedule and trying to make sure I see everything I need to see. One of the movies I am most excited about is Ingrid Veninger’s Modra, a beautifully crafted teen romance that is one of the director’s best films. We were proud to feature Modra as a work-in-progress at the Sarasota Film Festival back in April, and I think the experience helped Ingrid shape the movie in a meaningful way. I have not seen the final cut yet (I’ll see it in Toronto), but if you’re headed to Toronto and want to find a real gem among the hundreds of films that are screening, I can’t recommend Modra enough.

In the meantime, Ingrid’s previous film, the beautiful coming of age romance ONLY is now available on Amazon VOD and Netflix. As I wrote back in 2008 when I discovered ONLY at Toronto:

“…It gets so many things right and does so without a single superfluous shot or gesture that you can’t help but fall in love with the movie, with these characters. We’ve all felt the blush of first love, but how many of us remember the vulnerability of that moment? Who could articulate that feeling today, that rush of blood to your cheeks, the conflict between fear of the unknown and desire? As Daniel and Vera draw closer together, they navigate each step of the way, each emotion, with clarity, warmth, humor and an emotional realism that is a delight to watch.”

Fire up your VOD system and give ONLY a chance, then be sure to check out the lovely Modra at Toronto and beyond… Ingrid Veninger is just the type of hard-working, independent filmmaker that could really use your support. Get to it!

Ingrid Veninger’s ONLY

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