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Ordinary Days

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Ordinary Days

Here again is an example of a wise directorial collaboration, a three-person team one of whom is our very own towering talent Jordan Canning. Perhaps it’s not surprising that a team of filmmakers would create a drama with a multiple pov structure. The set-up might be familiar but the arc of the drama is decidedly original. Smart, athletic college student Cara Cook suddenly drops out of sight. The film takes us through the following five days, showing us a set of perspectives--that of Cara’s distraught parents, the anxious detective on the case, and Cara herself. This is a terrific, witty exercise in genre, as the film teases out all the time-honoured characteristics of the missing-woman story and then turns all of it inside out. Are we in a thriller? A woman-as-victim fable? A mystery? A tragedy? You have to see it to find out, and the answer to all of these questions is well worth the adventure.

Directors: Jordan Canning, Kris Booth, Renuka Jeyapalan
Producers: Glenn Cockburn, Brian P. Robertson, Ramona Barckert, Bryce Mitchell
Runtime: 82 mins
Country: Canada

Earlier Event: October 20
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