"The Red Violin", 1998 ~ A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. A great movie!
Monsieur Lazhar 2011 - At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Seducing Dr Lewis (La grande séduction) ★★★★ To be honest I don’t think I have laughed out loud so many times in a film in a long time - with the laughs bittersweet with a real emotional weight behind most of them
Brimming with humour and bittersweet drama, C. is the best film about Quebec’s chronically dysfunctional families since Léolo. Director Jean-Marc Vallée makes brilliant use of fantasy passages to mimic the boy’s fantasies and beliefs.
"Young woman who had grown up isolated from other children. After the death of her mother and her father's subsequent withdrawal, she developed an unusually active imagination to ward away the feelings of loneliness.