Join YAD as we head to the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival on March 14th to see Felix and Meira at Villagio Cinemas 11778 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618. We'll be there from 9:00 p.m. until the movie starts to socialize and nibble on light munchies provided to us by the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. $14 will include admission to the movie and a beverage of your choice at the Villagio Cinemas bar.
Time: 9:00 p.m. meet-up before movie. 9:50 p.m. movie begins.
About the Film
A young Montreal wife breaks free from her Hasidic strictures to pursue an impossible love in FÉLIX AND MEIRA, a sensitive study of religious tradition, self-discovery and tender seduction.
Confined with an infant daughter to her insular Orthodox community, Meira (Ophir-winning actress Hadas Yaron) exists in a quiet state of discontent. She is restless in her marriage to soft-spoken husband Shulem (Luzer Twersky), her dutiful conformity giving way to small acts of rebellion against religious doctrine. Meira makes a tentative connection to the outside world during a chance encounter with flirtatious francophone Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a penniless loner grieving over the death of his estranged wealthy father. Though she rebuffs him at first, a mutual affection grows ever so gradually between these two mismatched souls. As her husband becomes increasingly impatient and suspicious, Meira’s desire for change becomes harder to hide, forcing a final choice between freedom and the centuries-old customs of her faith.
Writer-director Maxime Giroux creates a respectful portrait of Orthodox life in Montreal’s Mile End district, aided by cinematographer Sara Mishara’s subtle lensing of the wintery cityscapes. Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.