Felix and Meira
New York Premiere
Maxime Giroux, Canada, 2014, 105MIN, French, English and Yiddish with English subtitlesCLOSING NIGHT
In the Mile End neighborhood of Montréal, hipsters and Hasidim coexist amicably but independently. When Meira, an Orthodox wife and mother with an undercurrent of rebelliousness, meets Felix, a middle-aged atheist adrift without family ties, a slow-booming affair takes shape that will present Meira with a difficult fork in the road. Felix and Meira unfolds like a classic forbidden-love novel, stylized by cinematographer Sara Mishara's shadowy, underlit lensing and set on overcast wintery streets. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release.
Director Maxime Giroux in person for Q&A at both screenings!