PIFF 38: FELIX & MEIRA

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Winner of the Audience Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Felix & Meira is set in Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood, characterized by a mixture of hipsters and Hasidism, which coexists amicably but independently. When Meira, an Orthodox Jewish wife and mother with an undercurrent of rebelliousness, meets Félix, a middle-aged atheist-loner adrift grieving the recent death of his estranged father, Félix hopes her religious devotion will provide insight into his loss. Though she rebuffs him at first, a mutual, slow-blooming affair takes shape that will present Meira with a difficult fork in the road: remain within the community she has always known or pursue an uncertain future outside of it. In French, English, and Yiddish with English subtitles.

Sponsored by TV5Monde.

FELIX & MEIRA screens Friday, February 6 at 8:45pm at our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) and Sunday, February 8 at 1pm at Cinema 21 as part of the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.


The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian/OREGONLIVE, LAIKA, Regal Entertainment Group, Delta Airlines, Yelp!, Travel Portland, King Estate, Hotel Modera, The Autzen Foundation, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, KINK.fm, and many others.

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  1. The picture is from “Magical Girl”.

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