2015• Drama •01h45
Félix and Meira is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a Secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Félix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.
Director: Maxime Giroux
Casting: Hadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky
Languages: French, English, Yiddish
Subtitles: English (VOD), French (DVD)
Release date: 07/09/2014
Bonus on the DVD: The short film La Tête en Bas by Maxime Giroux (2013 - 29 min) and the trailer of Félix & Meira.
Toronto IFF 2014 - Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, San Sebastian IFF 2014, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2014 - Best Film Award (Louve d'Or), Haifa IFF 2014 - Best Film Award, Amiens IFF 2014 - Best Actress / Best Actor, Torino IFF 2014 - Best Actress / Best Actor / Interfedi Prize
« Among impossible love stories, this one is one of the most delicate and sensitive we've seen in a long time. » - Télérama
« Love has no religion, a pinnacle of delicacy » - V.O
« He, fabulous... she, James Gray's heartwarming heroine... a wonderful love story. » - Cinéfilic