This debut film marks the discovery of a filmmaker with a new and unique vision. Director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and scriptwriter Renée Beaulieu plunge deep into the heart of one of Montreal’s most beleaguered neighborhoods. With a drug-addicted mother, a criminal father and siblings who have turned to drug dealing and promiscuity, an alert and willful 12-year-old lives in an environment of misery and abandonment. Only his adoration of a costumed wrestler named Firestorm and his friendship with a good-natured, but mysterious homeless guy give his life some semblance of joy. The remarkable energy and humanity in The Fight is due to the audacious directing—reminiscent of Ken Loach—that stays glued to the character, looking deep into his eyes to see the reflection of his surrounding world. Written by Renée Beaulieu. Photographed by Philippe Lavalette. With Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay, Julianne Côte, Maxime Dumontier, Jason Roy-Léveillée. In French with English subtitles. 87 min. Distributed by Christal Films Distribution.
Note, additional playtime on Saturday 13 at 6:30PM
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Added by cinesoul on December 5, 2008