Canada Now – New Canadian Cinema at GFT
25 and 29 October, 2020
Canada Now is a showcase of New Canadian Cinema in the UK & Ireland, featuring a bold and diverse selection of the finest fiction and documentary features coming out of the Great White North. We are delighted to be showing two excellent films from the Canada Now programme: Anne at 13,000 Feet, the latest film from young Canadian director Kazik Radwanski, and This Is Not A Film, a fascinating, intimate portrait of British political correspondent Robert Fisk.
Canada Now is presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the UK.
This Is Not A Movie – 25 October, 2020
This fascinating, intimate portrait of British political correspondent Robert Fisk may be about a single journalist, but it’s also an intelligent and valuable documentary about how – now more than ever – credible, reliable journalism in general is crucial to understanding our tumultuous world.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Yung Chang (Up The Yangtze) follows Fisk’s storied and often dangerous career, from his early coverage of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland to the various, ongoing, and intense Middle East conflicts from the Israeli-Palestinian tensions to recent events in Syria. Despite what could be described as decades of disillusioning world events, many of which he has covered up close, Robert Fisk remains passionate and committed to journalism, and is an articulate commentator on how knowledge and awareness is produced in what can often be very and sometimes dangerously biased media.
Anne at 13,000 feet – 29 October, 2020
n just two features — Tower (2012) and How Heavy This Hammer (2015) — Kazik Radwanski has emerged as one of the most distinctive young voices in Canadian cinema, with his refreshingly unadorned yet empathic portraits of alienated individuals struggling to keep it together. His latest and best film to date, Anne at 13,000 Feet stars an electric Deragh Campbell in one of the year’s most staggering performances.
With her best friend Sarah (musician Dorothea Paas), 27-year-old Anne (Deragh Campbell) works in a Toronto daycare, where she needlessly bickers with colleagues and is often more interested in fantasising with the children than in supervising them. For Sarah’s bachelorette party, they go skydiving, and Anne seems completely in her element, floating above it all, a true departure from her strained, awkward professional and social interactions. A vivid portrait of volatility, Anne at 13,000 Feet provides both clever metaphors and jostling temporal shifts to show the fine line between losing one’s ground and wanting, waiting, for one’s life to take off.
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