Manitoba Movie Night – Nov 20

Donald K. Johnson O.C. LL.D LogoManitoba Movie Night #6  –  BLack Field by Danishka Esterhazy

 Friday, November 20th @ 7PM  |  FREE
1 hr 20 mins | drama | HD | colour | 2009


BLACK FIELD
by Danishka Esterhazy

7 PM CDT | Fri, Nov 20th | FREE!
1 hr 20 mins | drama | HD | colour | 2009

Inspired by the Gothic novels of the Brontës, Danishka Esterhazy’s dark and captivating first feature is a suspenseful drama unfolding on a bleak Canadian prairie landscape in the 19th century.

Maggie McGregor (Sara Canning) and her sister Rose (Ferron Guerreiro) have no remaining family to help with the physical farm labour and generate income. Maggie is a stoic, dutiful young woman who has spent her youth taking care of Rose, while providing for the household by living off the land. Rose is a friendly, vivacious and somewhat naive 14-year-old, not yet hardened by the challenges of their circumstances. The two sisters’ lives are forever changed when a mysterious and charming man named David Latouche (Mathieu Bourguet) arrives at their isolated farm. As the mesmerizing French-Canadian trapper wins the sisters over and is permitted to stay, questions emerge about his past and his intentions.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Celebrated for her visually stunning and character-driven films, writer/director Danishka Esterhazy has delighted audiences across Canada and around the world with her haunting stories. Danishka is a graduate of the National Screen Institute and the Canadian Film Centre. Her debut feature, Black Field, won the Best Feature Drama award at Vancouver’s Women in Film Festival and the Best Canadian Feature award at Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival.

 


**Upcoming Screening Schedule**

December 20 – Careful, dir. Guy Maddin