The awards season is winding down with the Oscars coming up this weekend, but don’t think that you’ll have to wait until next fall to see a new batch of prize-winning acclaimed films. You may have to look beyond the tentpole titles, but there are plenty of gems to be discovered in the months ahead, and “Felix and Meira” is a picture you’ll want to keep on your radar. Today, we’ll help you out with the exclusive trailer and poster for the movie.
Co-written and directed by Maxime Giroux (“Jo Pour Jonathan,” “Demain“), and starring Hadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky, and Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, the story is set in Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood, and tracks the unlikely romance that blossoms between Meira, a Hasidic housewife and mother, and Felix, a secular man reeling from the death of his estranged father. Their chance meeting in a bakery sparks a friendship that becomes something more, and soon Meira will have to decide whether she can leave her faith to take a chance on love.
Winner of Best Canadian Feature at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Oscilloscope Laboratories will bring the movie to cinemas on April 17th. Watch below.