Calgary International Film Festival
St. John's International Women's Film Festival
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Blackbird Film Festival,
Calgary International Film Festival, Winner Best Live Action Short
Blackbird Film Festival, Winner Best Actress, Best Sound
Vancouver Short Film Festival, Winner Best Female Director, Winner Audience Choice
Vancouver International Woman's Film Festival, Best Actress
Awareness Film Festival, Winner Special Jury Innovation Award
Praneet Akilla, Nhi Do, Stephanie Izsak, Noel Johansen, Rhona Rees, Elysia Rotaru
Athena Russell, Kristyn Stilling
David Scott Titus
FREYA Films Inc.
Jade’s life is coached on the daily by her FREYA – an omnipresent personal assistant whose friendly name in fact stands for “Federally Regulated Enquiry and Yield Assistant”. Not only does the system ply her with information, stats and guidance, it’s also helpful with managing her social-media presence. A fateful string of events soon has Jade reconsidering much about the ways she’s become conditioned to live in this sharp dark comedy/drama/sci-fi from Canadian filmmaker and actor Camille Hollett-French (HER STORY), starring writer Rhona Rees. – Mitch Davis
Winning praise from Martin Scorsese, HAN GONG-JU verges on perfection. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by this drama, as relevant as it is powerful.
The legendary Koji Yakusho delivers one of his most moving performances in this repentant yakuza drama by Miwa Nishikawa.
A masterful film with a phenomenal actress, using the codes of the boxing drama to deliver a moving, powerful and hopeful work.