FFM MONTREAL: LOOKING IS THE ORIGINAL SIN

2012, Colour & B/W, Canada, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director : Gail Harvey Screenwriter : Gail Harvey
Cinematographer : Peter Benison, Colin Hoult, Josh Fraiman, Gail Harvey
Editor : John Nicholls Cast : Maria Del Mar, Katie Boland, Kent Staines, Jayne Eastwood, Dewshane Williams
Music : Dillon Baldassero
Film production and Sales : Gail Harvey, Katie Boland, Maria Del Mar, 2325639 Ontario Inc., 57 Beech Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4E 3H3 (Canada) gailharvey13@gmail.com Ventes/Sales: Breakthrough Entertainment Inc., 122 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2R4, (Canada) mcordoni@breakthroughentertainment.com

SYNOPSIS
Anna, 19, struggles to understand her artist mother, Helene. Anna and her mother are intensely close, but Helene is often depressed; the only thing she seems to live for is her art. Helene’s obsession with her photography drove Anna’s father away, and has taken Helene away from Anna since the day she was born. But photography is addictive to Helene and one morning Anna wakes up to find that her mother has moved out. Anna searches through Helene’s photos and negatives and eventually locates her living in an artists' co-op. The search leads Anna to some other discoveries, not least among them herself.

DIRECTOR
Toronto filmmaker Gail Harvey made her directorial debut in 1987 with a short, Uphill in a Wheelchair, and five years later her first feature, THE SHOWER, was nominated for 5 Genies. Her 1994 feature, COLD SWEAT, premiered at the MWFF, and she directed SOME THINGS THAT STAY in 2004. She has worked extensively in TV on such series as The Republic of Doyle, Lost Girl and Murdoch Mysteries.

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