Per Oscillopscope’s synopsis, the film tells the 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.”
Said to be newcomer director Maxime Giroux’s “calling card,” the film will now join the company of O-Scope’s other high-caliber films including Lynne Ramsay’s Golden Globe-nominated “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Marshall Curry’s Oscar-nominated “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” Oren Moverman’s Oscar-nominated “The Messenger” and many more.
“‘Felix and Meira’ is a nuanced, delicate and sensitive film, expertly crafted by Maxime and soulfully acted by Hadas and Martin,” said Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger and David Laub.
“Felix and Meira” will next screen as part of the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival in October. O-Scope plans to release the film theatrically in 2015.