PORCUPINE LAKE

World Premiere Public Screening – Sunday, Sept. 10th @ 7:30pm
Additional Screenings – Thursday, Sept. 14th, Friday, Sept. 15th @ 8:45pm

Two girls dangling on the brink of adulthood enjoy a summertime of fleeting childhood adventures, in the latest by Slovakian-Canadian director Ingrid Veninger.

Set in the Ontario cottage country, Ingrid Veninger’s assured, affecting sixth feature follows two preteens dealing with their volatile desires and the chaotic, messy emotional lives of their parents and older siblings.

Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) is newly arrived from Toronto, and painfully lonely. Her parents are fighting over what to do about the family-owned diner. Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) has lived in the area all her life, along with her absent, constantly hungover mother, her troubled older brother, Romeo, and her angry older sister, a single mom herself. Drawn together by curiosity, desire, and their fascination with and fear of the looming world of adolescence, the pair forges a deep bond — despite objections from those around them about how short-lived their friendship will be…more

– Programmer Steve Gravestock

Visit the Porcupine Lake TIFF Page for more info on the film.

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