Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival presents:
Wed, Jun 12 at 7pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 • 7 PM • 102 MIN
in French with English subtitles
NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGES THEATRE
$12 • $10 ADVANCE • FREE FOR STUDENTS
A Q&A with Geneviève Dulude-De Celles will follow the screening.
About the Film
Mylia, a timid 12-year-old child, is about to leave her native countryside to begin high school. Lost in this new hostile environment, she copes as well as she can, sometimes awkwardly, dealing with the absurdities, discomforts and small victories of adolescence. Along the way she encounters Jimmy, a young indigenous outsider from the neighbouring reserve, who will help her stand her ground and embrace who she really is.
Mylia, une enfant timide et farouche de 12 ans, s’apprête à quitter sa campagne natale pour la grande école. À la recherche de repères dans ce milieu qui lui semble hostile, elle apprendra à mieux se connaître à travers la rencontre de Jimmy, un jeune autochtone marginal de la réserve voisine. Mylia avancera comme elle peut, parfois maladroitement, en se frottant à l’absurdité de l’adolescence, à ses malaises et à ses petites victoires.
Now in its 13th year, HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has showcased the Atlantic region's most innovative works alongside the films of acclaimed visiting artists. As a filmmaker's festival, HIFF brings the directors of the works we show to Halifax in order to create opportunities for them to connect directly with audiences and local artists through hosted Q+A's, artist talks and workshops. HIFF also presents a number of professional development initiatives, designed to assist local filmmakers with improving their skills and getting their films programmed at festivals around the world.