Sweet? Light hearted? Complicated? Fun? Heart-wrenching? These films deliver it all.
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Director: Nirina Ralantoaritsimba
Producer: Julien Ralanto
Cast: Marie-Pierre Casey, Hugues Jourdain, Jana Bittnerova, Christian Abart, François Rabette
Synopsis: For many years, Max, a young man full of ambition, has been dreaming of being accepted in a prestigious school of political science. The day before the interview, he plans to spend the night at his grandmother's house which is near where the oral exam will be taking place the next morning, thus hoping to be in the best mindset to succeed. But once he gets there, Max finds out his Grandma has decided to take her driver's license again...
The Outer Circle
Director: Adam Baroukh
Producers: Lisya Yafet, Chi Thai
Cast: Katherine Rodden, Ilan Goodman
Synopsis: Midway through a gruelling Orthodox conversion, Daniel and his fiancée Katherine are eager to gain the blessing of his intimidatingly large and loud Iraqi Jewish family. At their annual Rosh Hashanah feast, Katherine’s natural elegance and ‘English English’ heritage immediately endears her to them, but it soon becomes apparent that beneath the warm and welcoming atmosphere, some are not ready as others to accept her.
Director: Ryan Willard
Producer: Joe Mullen
Cast: Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why, Homeland), Noah Johnston (Monsters University, Peanuts), Joe Perrino (Power, Sleepers), Christian Campbell (True Detective, Big Love), Keri Uribe (Ugly Betty), Ryan Willard (Cul-De-Sac)
Synopsis: When a boy battling a brain tumor is ready to give up, his little sister helps him discover a message of hope.
Too Long at the Fair
Directors: Jessie Barr and Lena Hudson
Producers: Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson and Joe Dinnen
Cast: Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson, Chris Messina (Mindy Project, Sharp Objects), Vivian Bang, Fia Fischler
Synopsis: Charlie and Val are best friends and owners of a fledgling princess party business in Los Angeles. After a mishap at an important client's party the two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee and what begins as provocative yet seemingly harmless adventure takes a downward spiral that will alter their lives forever.
Directors: Pierre-Marc Drouin & Simon Lamarre-Ledoux
Producer: Mélanie Campeau
Cast: Steve Laplante, Salomé Corbo, Richard Fréchette, Louise Bombardier, Roxanne Gaudette-Loiseau, Simon Lacroix, Alexandre Goyette, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
Synopsis: Struggling with depression, Louis is dragging himself out to his despicable brother’s birthday party with his despicable sister. When he find’s out that they are planning a prank on him for April Fools’ day while we’re still in March, Louis takes it a little too much on a personal level…
Boy Boy Girl Girl
Director: Ross Kauffman
Producers: Nicole Galovski, Raeshem Nijhon, Shruti Ganguly
Cast: Katie Holmes, Tara Summers, Scott Organ, Ajay Naidu
Synopsis: Based on a true story, BOY BOY GIRL GIRL is a dark comedy about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn from a drug-addict and her abusive girlfriend. Co-written by Ross Kauffman and Addie Morfoot.
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