FELIX AND MEIRA(2014)
Director: Maxime Giroux
Canada 105min Drama French with English Subtitles
A young married woman from Montreal’s Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father. In Maxime Giroux’s latest feature, an unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighbourhood but vastly different worlds. Meira (Hadas Yaron) is a young Hasidic Jewish mother in Montreal’s Mile End district who secretly rebels against her faith by listening to soul music and taking birth control pills; Félix (Martin Dubreuil) is a loner grieving the recent death of his estranged father. Intrigued by Meira, Félix hopes her religious devotion will provide insight into his loss, and though she rebuffs him at first a mutual affection soon arises between the two. As Meira’s desire for change becomes harder for her to hide, the young woman is faced with a stark choice: remain within the community she has always known, or pursue an uncertain future outside of it.
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!
Kamloops Symphony presents Baroque Splendour at Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, February 7. The programme features music from Bach, Handel and Purcell—three of the major composers from the Baroque period.
The orchestra will be joined by guest conductor Kevin Mallon. Mallon specializes in music of the Baroque period. He was most recently appointed as artistic director of Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Mallon has over 15 recordings with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, earning a 2009 Juno nomination for a Haydn Symphonies CD. He guest conducts both in Canada and internationally.
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