Having had its world premiere on the prestigious Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, “Anne at 13,000 Ft.” went on to win such awards as Greatest Canadian Movie by the Toronto Movie Critics Affiliation and Greatest Actress in a Canadian Movie (Deragh Campbell) by the Vancouver Movie Critics Circle. Following within the footsteps of celebrated Toronto New Wave auteurs like David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan, whereas additionally being favorably in comparison with American administrators John Cassavetes and Noah Baumbach, “Anne at 13,000 Ft.” represents the following era of filmmakers whose work embodies important themes about identification and alienation, whereas additionally selecting to remain and make a residing in Canada.
Author/Director Radwanski (“Heavy this Hammer,” “Tower”) particularly wrote the main position in “Anne at 13,000 Ft.” for Campbell (“I Was Darker”), realizing her capability to painting the determined lifetime of a fragile younger girl coping to protect her identification whereas struggling to belong. Utilizing handheld cameras and pure gentle to create a claustrophobic atmosphere, the viewers is immersed in Anne’s internal world as she works at a Toronto daycare middle the place she bickers needlessly with colleagues, is extra inquisitive about daydreaming with the kids than supervising them, and whose seemingly grounded life offers solution to elevated nervousness and recklessness. For her finest good friend Sarah’s (musician Dorothea Paas) bachelorette get together, they go skydiving, which is life-changing for Anne as she discovers a way of launch, readability, and focus.
Charles Coleman, Cinema Program Director of FACETS, explains why he selected this movie: “Throughout troublesome occasions, we regularly discover ourselves making an attempt to deal with nervousness, when the extra acceptable emotional response could be anger, unhappiness, or frustration. ‘Anne at 13,000 Ft.’ gives up one thing uniquely humane and identifiable, as throughout this pandemic all of us have felt like Anne—remoted and insulated from others. This outstanding movie, which I selected to exhibit as FACETS, as soon as once more open to the general public, is a wide ranging character research in a mesmerizing efficiency by Campbell. Her struggles as a clumsy, younger girl managing her relationship with the calls for of society, parallels with our expertise as we navigate returning to regular throughout a tumultuous time whereas striving to attach with a world we not acknowledge.”