Hey guys, take a look at Terry Miles‘ upcoming Cinemanovels, a slyly funny family drama about what we inherit (and don’t inherit) from our parents! Already sounds interesting? Wait until you see the trailer! The movie has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at this year’s TIFF, it definitely looks promising, so what are you waiting for? Head inside to find the video and the first poster with Lauren Lee Smith…
Written and directed by Miles, the movie centers on Smith’s character – a woman named Grace, an estranged daughter of a famous, recently deceased Quebecois filmmaker, who undertakes a mission to mount a retrospective of her father’s work.
She had not spoken to her father in years, so even she’s surprised when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work. Not only has she not seen any of it (their rift was spectacularly traumatic), she knows nothing about curating.
And the rest of the story goes like this:
She’s also a shut-in who rarely ventures outside the condo she shares with her husband, Ben. Grace struggles along fitfully, dozing off while watching her father’s movies (all of them involving love triangles), and discussing her inertia with her confidante, Clem. By happenstance, she meets Adam, a neighbour who’s an expert on all things Laurentian and offers to help her out. As Grace digs deeper into her father’s life and work, and after a disturbing encounter with his long-time lover and lead actress Sophie, she finds herself taking on his persona.
The rest of Cinemanovels cast includes Ben Cotton as Ben, Jennifer Beals as Clem, Kett Turton as Adam and Gabrielle Rose as Sophie.
As we said – the movie will screen at TIFF next week, so you already know what that means: we’ll soon have more updates to share!
Let us know what you think about the trailer & stay tuned!