SYNOPSIS

Ryan McKenna has created a dryly-funny gem about a Portuguese man’s first Canadian winter. Rob Vilar gives a wonderful deadpan performance as a DJ living in Portugal who learns that an affair with a woman named Sophie has led to her pregnancy. He flies back to Winnipeg to be by her side only to encounter an icy reception and a forbidding city. McKenna has captured Winnipeg in all its mid winter darkness with beautiful cinematography and a bleak sense of humour reminiscent of Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki and Jim Jarmusch. Created under the rules of the seven point “Brutalism in Cinema Manifesto” whereby the new cinema of Winnipeg is stark, austere, brutal and cold…but told with jokes.

 

ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1
SOUND: STEREO MIX
LENGTH: 72 MINUTES
SCREENING FORMAT: HD CAM