Ordinary Love – In the Aquarium

The plot of the film Ordinary Love by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn can be summed up easily: an old couple, Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson), married for many years, enjoy their retirement by indulging to calm happiness within their four walls. It’s an “ordinary love” that doesn’t require an escape from the routine that some would be afraid of.

Advocate – The Jews Above All…

Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from Nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

Plein(s) Écran(s) – RIDM Weekend

The four short films presented here are all documentaries that deal with social issues. You will definitely be brought to think about those issues.  I Signed the Petition (Fleifel Mahdi) – Canada Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt.…

The Maids Will Come on Monday – A Merry Christmas

The Maids Will Come on Monday traces the satirical dysfunction of a haughty family during an uncomfortable Christmas dinner. At times crude, humorous, and chilling, the family engages in a series of heartfelt gestures and dissonant exchanges while seated at a roundtable eating assorted takeout foods…

Joyeux Noël, big winner of FICMAN/INSFF 2

“Life is a cigarette. It begins with light and ends in ash.” During the first holiday season after her beloved father’s passing, a young woman attempts to recreate their traditions with his cremated remains. With Joyeux Noel, Haley Webb creates a light film, but of great quality. By treating Christmas…