Thursday/jeudi June 13 juin, 19:00pm
THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Leon Marr | Canada | 2016 | 107 minutes
The CFI is honoured to present the Ottawa premiere of this engaging, entertaining, and unlikely love story by acclaimed director, Leon Marr (Dancing In The Dark). Katherine Mitchell (Linda Thorson), a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn't looking for love a second time - not at her age, and certainly not with grumpy Isaac Shapiro (Stuart Margolin). Despite the nosey bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. Against unforeseen obstacles, their love blooms and together they set out to fulfill Katherine's lifelong dream of going to the opera in Milan. With its gentle good humour and two brilliant performances by Thorson and Margolin, The Second Time Around is insightful, intelligent, and irresistible.
Writer-director Leon Marr will attend the screening to introduce and discuss his film.
"There’s both a captivating charm and an open-hearted vulnerability that elevates this heartwarming tale...keeping its narrative sweet and simple as it explores a brand of love that rarely makes its way to the silver screen."
- THE YOUNG FOLKS
"A gentle and well-intentioned drama...Katherine and Isaac's trajectory – from dining-room table-mates to friends to bed partners – proves credible and occasionally poignant; they're good people and we root for them."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Thorson and Margolin deliver fine performances. She's feisty yet vulnerable. He's cantankerous yet loving. And as a couple, they mesh in this endearing film."
- THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
"Visually stimulating with a wonderful soundtrack! Besides being a charming love story, this movie gives us insightful glimpses into the lives of the residents of senior citizen facilities...I recommend it heartily!"
- SAN DIEGO JEWISH WORLD