Félix et Meira

Félix et Meira

Downloadable Video - 2015 | French
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Fľix 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 Fľix (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 Felix 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 Fľix. Giroux's film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.

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waromano
May 26, 2017

This is actually a very rich and full of emotions story. On the surface it's another boy meets girl theme. But there's more. He's a simple sensitive Canadian man, stricken by the death of his father. She's a married woman in the Hasidic community in Montreal (orthodox Judaism), yearning to break free
They find many obstacles in their story, but the forces of romantic nature are way too strong..as in the top comment, a Canadian gem.
Enjoy

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Hypatya
Sep 14, 2016

A deep and very intimate gaze in the lives of two people so different that they would otherwise pass each other like ships at night.

VERY well made, full of subtle details, and realistic; those who have lived in Montreal can attest.

A gem of Canadian film.

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twzrhd
Jun 02, 2016

I was hopeful but it was slow and ended abruptly and oddly, leaving you to wonder "so, what happened?". Maybe something was lost in the translation from French Canadian to English subtitles. It could of been great but fell short. Just because Felix et Maria's lives were boring does not mean the movie had to be.

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ms_mustard
Nov 22, 2015

tender, understated, bittersweet
a nuanced romance of two souls yearning to escape the bonds and bounds of family and heritage. the risks and hopes of connection do not remove the burden of internalized mores - religious or non.

Hadas Yaron in another good role - Fill the Void

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biny
Aug 18, 2015

In the film I like the view of St. Lawrence River with the painting style of Gustav Klimt.

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