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Wiebke von Carolsfeld (Photo: Montreal Gazette)
The Enlightened Screen: Wiebke von Carolsfeld (The Saver)
dir. Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Canada, 120 minutes

Arts Court Theatre, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00 pm
Welcome back to the latest instalment of our ongoing screening and guest artist series with Canada’s leading independent filmmakers, which has previously featured the cinema of Peter Mettler (Toronto), Gary Burns (Calgary), Catherine Martin (Montreal), William D. MacGillivray (Lunenberg), Carl Bessai (Vancouver)), and Alanis Obomsawin (Montreal), and Brandon Cronenberg (Toronto). In this eighth edition, the Canadian Film Institute is proud to present the impressive works of two talented Canadian filmmakers, Alan Zweig and Wiebke von Carolsfeld.

THE SAVER (dir. Wiebke von Carolsfeld, Canada, 2016, 88 min.)
Hurt (dir. Alan Zweig, Canada, 2015)THE SAVER tells the story of Fern, a teenaged girl who finds herself orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter. Determined to avoid her mother's tragic fate, Fern sets out to build a new life for herself. When Youth Protection comes looking, she bolts. At one of her mother's cleaning jobs, she finds the book 50 Ways to become a Millionaire. 'All you need to do is save,' it promises. Fern decides to do just that, replacing her grief with the quest to become a millionaire. That quest soon takes her to some unexpected places…

Wiebke von Carolsfeld will attend the screening to introduce and discuss her film.

Based in Montreal, Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a German-Canadian film director and editor. She made her directorial debut with Marion Bridge in 2002, which won numerous awards, including Best First Feature at TIFF, a nomination for Outstanding Direction from the Director’s Guild of Canada. Her other feature films include Walk With Us (2006), and Stay (2013).

Venue and Tickets
Arts Court Theatre is located at 2 Daly Avenue. Take Elevator B to the 2nd Floor. Street parking only.
Tickets are available at the door: $13 general admission / $9 for CFI Members, students, and seniors (65+).
You must present valid id for discounted price. Cash only.
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