Wednesday, December 8, 2021

#FridayFive: 2021 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Five films and screenings we think you should not miss at this year's film festival.

With less than a week to go before the 2021 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival gets underway, we have scoured this year’s film offerings and have come up with a list of five films and screenings we think you should not miss.

1. Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor

In her feature film directorial debut, Nova Scotia-based Shelley Thompson tells the story of a young transgender woman from Nova Scotia who returns home for her mother’s funeral and tries to rebuild her relationship with her estranged father. Tickets and more information at finfestival.ca.

2. A Small Fortune

From Prince Edward Island comes Adam Perry’s story of an Irish moss farmer who finds a bag of money washed up on the shores of Prince Edward Island. Deciding to keep the discovery secret, his quaint fishing village becomes a growing crime scene as the money’s owners come calling. Tickets and more information at finfestival.ca.

A Small Fortune is adapted from Adam Perry's award-winning short film A Blessing from the Sea.
A Small Fortune is adapted from Adam Perry’s award-winning short film A Blessing from the Sea.

3. 8:37 Rebirth

This Nova Scotia-shot psychological thriller follows the story of two teens forever linked by a tragic shooting. With the shared event from their youth changing the trajectory of their lives, things threaten to spin out of control again when they reunite. Tickets and more information at finfestival.ca.

Glen Gould in a scene from the Nova Scotia-shot film 8:37 Rebirth. Photo by Stephen Wilsack.
Glen Gould in a scene from the Nova Scotia-shot film 8:37 Rebirth. Photo by Stephen Wilsack.

4. The Righteous

From Newfoundland comes Mark O’Brien’s directorial debut with a story of a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful god after a visit from a mysterious stranger. Tickets and more information at finfestival.ca.

Written, directed, and starring Mark O’Brien (Ready or Not, Marriage Story, Arrival), The Righteous marks his feature directorial debut.
Written, directed, and starring Mark O’Brien (Ready or Not, Marriage Story, Arrival), The Righteous marks his feature directorial debut.

5. Reel East Coast Shorts Gala

This isn’t one but nine short films from East Coast filmmakers. From love stories from the quarantine to a circumcision ceremony, this diverse collection runs the gamut of genres in 16 minutes or less. Tickets and more information at finfestival.ca.

In Mathieu Gauvreau's The Voice of Henriette a young woman gifted with a magical voice conjures the most delicious meals. Part of this year's Reel East Coast Shorts Gala.
In Mathieu Gauvreau’s The Voice of Henriette, a young woman gifted with a magical voice conjures the most delicious meals. Part of this year’s Reel East Coast Shorts Gala.
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