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All My Puny Sorrows
Showtimes:June 19:5:00 pm, 7:10 pmJune 20:5:00 pm, 7:10 pm
Winner of two Canadian Screen Awards
[This] exquisite adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel will pierce your heart. Lottie (Mare Winningham) and her daughters Elf (Sarah Gadon), a world-renowned concert pianist, and Yoli (Alison Pill), a recently divorced mother and burgeoning novelist, are living with the after-effects of the suicide of their husband and father 12 years ago. Now, as Elf’s own depression closes in, Yoli has to fight to give her reasons to live. That sounds bleak, but mysteriously, it’s the opposite. What director Michael McGowan pulls off here is a miracle of tone – the same tone that Miriam Toews established in her source novel. Getting that tone right is how a story about grief turns into one of the most life-affirming things you’ll ever see.—The Globe and Mail
“All My Puny Sorrows is a mature and beautiful story, the union of a celebrated author with a filmmaker in his creative prime.”—National Post
“It isn’t Gadon alone who dominates All My Puny Sorrows. Alison Pill also delivers a towering performance.”—NDTV