The human need to connect with others is as strong as the divide between us is wide. Some ask if we are ever truly with another person, whether a friend, lover, spouse, or one’s own family. Even in a community of peers, family, or in religious institutions, individuals are often in a state of disconnect. Director Maxime Giroux explores such loneliness and the attempt to overcome it in his latest film Felix and Meira, a story about two lost souls set in a diverse neighborhood of Montreal, where a tight-knit Hasidic population resides.
Meira (Hadas Yaron), is an Orthodox Jewish housewife whose rigid traditions allow her little opportunity for developing meaningful relationships with people. Felix (Martin Dubreuil), a solitary man who is mourning the death of his father, discovers Meira at a local bakery. The two end up finding a source of connection and strength in one another as their unlikely romance develops.
Felix and Meira is a slow and beautiful film about two young and troubled souls attempting to find comfort in a split community that rejects their knowing one another.
Sundance Cinema (4500 9th ave NE).
Felix and Meira
Director: Maxime Giroux
Cast:Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 105 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country Of Origin: Canada