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Canada Now 2019: The Fireflies Are Gone

Curzon Soho

27 April 2019 · 3:45pm

Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 5DY · Get directions

Organised by: Canada Now Film Festival

Certificate: 15

Format: DCP

On the verge of her high school graduation, a brilliant, high-spirited young 18 year-old woman named Léo can’t wait to get out of her drab small town in Quebec’s hinterland.

Tired of her mother’s nagging, her stepfather’s relentless and reactionary right wing opinions, and her absent father who lives and works far, far away, Léo is restless, alienated and bored. She’s also weary of adults telling her what is best for her future.

All of Léo’s ennui and frustration changes, however, when she meets Steve, a quietly charismatic 30-something guitar teacher who still lives in town in his mother’s basement. Taking guitar lessons from Steve proves to be a catalyst for change for Léo, and their growing, unlikely friendship will transform them both forever.

CANADA NOW 2019 is a showcase of New Canadian Cinema in the UK, beginning with a series of screenings, Q&As, talks and panel discussions from the 24th – 28th April in London, featuring nine outstanding new pieces of filmmaking over one invigorating weekend in the heart of London’s West End.

From the 1st May onwards the films will begin a nationwide tour of cinemas and venues across the UK.

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