Recently I’ve been sharing a trailer each Sunday for an independent movie that I think is worth a closer look. This week I’ve gone for FELIX & MEIRA, a drama with a religious context but also about love and what someone wants from their life when choice isn’t always their first option.
Directed by Maxime Giroux and co-written with Alexandre Leferriére, the film tells the story of an unconventional romance between two people living very different lives. Meira (Hadas Yaron), is a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother with Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a Secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father. One day they unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal and what begins as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two strangers find comfort in one another. It’s set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.
I think it looks wonderful, intriguing and about people – the most important thing. Stateside dates are listed below and let us know what you think on our Twitter with the hashtag #IndieSunday:
FÉLIX AND MEIRA opens in New York on April 17 and in Los Angeles on April 24, 2015. FÉLIX AND MEIRA also won the Best Canadian Feature award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. For more Sunday film trailers head here.