HIFF Presents... SCREENING: Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves
Tue, May 16 at 12:11pm
THOSE WHO MAKE REVOLUTION HALFWAY ONLY DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES dares you to walk out of the theatre. This film is bold, challenging and audacious in every aspect of its production: from the 183 minute runtime, to the 5 minutes of black that opens the film, to the fake intermission that leaves the audience wondering what to do with themselves and what they’re in for next. But in addition to its formal bravery, the film vibrates with each character’s passion, struggle, and inner conflict. One of the most exciting Canadian films in recent memory, THOSE WHO MAKE REVOLUTION won Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at the Berlinale.
A Q+A session with Simon Lavoie will follow the screening
"This beautiful, provocative, maddening, magnificently titled anarchist epic is both operatic and intimate, ambitious and ambivalent."
-Winnipeg Free Press
Their film pulses with the vitality of four young people who, however flawed or foolhardy, sincerely want to change the world.