Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Felix and Meira
(Félix et Meira)

Year: 2014
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 105 minutes

Felix and Meira
Felix and Meira
Felix and Meira
Felix and Meira

Maxime Giroux’s FELIX AND MEIRA are an unlikely pair. Living off handouts from his sister, Felix is half-heartedly mourning the recent death of his callous, unloving father. Meira, married to devout Shulem, is a young Hasidic Jewish mother who prefers soul music to the strict principles of her religion. She frequently locks herself in the bathroom just to avoid Shulem. Pressure from family and friends to have more children intensifies Meira’s attraction to non-religious life, but secrets are hard to keep in her small Hasidic community. When Felix and Meira first meet at their local pizza shop, Meira avoids brazen Felix’s advances. But upon returning to her claustrophobic home life, she soon seeks out Felix’s company. As their relationship develops, the simple act of wearing a pair of jeans brings Meira previously unknown pleasure. Is this momentary feeling of happiness adequate justification for abandoning the world as she knows it, or is her relationship with Felix too precarious to last? (In English, French and Yiddish with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM -
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:15 PM

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:40 AM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Sidebars
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Women of the World

Director
Maxime Giroux

Montréal-born director Maxime Giroux began his career directing short films and music videos. In 2006 the Toronto International Film Festival named Giroux's "Les Jours" as Best Canadian Short Film.

Filmography
"Demain" (2008), "Jo for Jonathan" (2010), FELIX AND MEIRA (2014)

Producers
Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant

Screenwriting
Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière

Cinematography
Sara Mishara

Editing
Mathieu Bouchard- Malo

Principal Cast
Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Benoît Girard, Melissa Weisz

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