Event type: All Ages
Director: Katherine Jerkovic
Featuring: Arlen Aguayo Stewart, Gloria Demassi
Spanish (English Subtitles), 82 minutes, PG
While this award-winning debut feature by Katherine Jerkovic unfolds in a low-key manner, this story of a young Montrealer exploring her South American roots contains a wealth of insights and emotions that cut straight to the core. Grieving the recent death of her father, Sarah (Arlen Aguayo Stewart) puts her life in Canada on hold to travel to her dad’s hometown in Uruguay. Alas, her efforts to reconnect with her grandmother (Gloria Demassi) don’t go as she might’ve imagined and the two women struggle to find common ground. Jerkovic’s own goals emerge in a similarly gradual fashion through a series of quiet and graceful scenes. Yet through the accumulation of subtle details and acutely rendered moments, ROADS IN FEBRUARY becomes something uncommonly rich, and therefore a very deserving winner of the Best Canadian First Feature Award at TIFF.
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February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Cutoff is Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:44 am EST unless it sells out earlier.