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      Portraits From A Fire

      2020 1h 32m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews Portraits from a Fire is a coming-of-age film that follows Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager who spends his days filmmaking, vlogging his Indigenous community, and hanging out with his grandparents. His father, Gord, is physically present but remains emotionally absent from Tyler's life for reasons Tyler cannot understand. That is until he meets Aaron, a mysterious, charismatic, and influential figure who encourages Tyler to showcase his most personal film about his mother's disappearance to the community, leading to a reckoning between past and future, life and death, and father and son. The film follows Tyler's journey to heal the wounds of the past by opening them once again. And by finding the courage to face the fear of the unknown, he weaves together the strong sacred bonds of family through both living and ancestral realms. Read More Read Less

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      Marsha Lederman Globe and Mail From its opening credits - blissful home movies over Wolf Parade's urgent, driving guitar - Portraits from a Fire bursts with joy and energy. Oct 29, 2021 Full Review Alisha Mughal Exclaim! Portraits from a Fire is a film that delivers not only a moving story but also a visual feast, bringing the act of remembering, and all the pain it unearths, to life in a way that few filmmakers have done. Rated: 8/10 Aug 15, 2023 Full Review Chris Knight National Post Portraits from a Fire boasts some superb production values in the larger film, but wrapped around a simple, heartfelt tale that is clearly close to the heart of its 29-year-old director. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 11, 2021 Full Review Jim Slotek Original Cin A sweet movie, with flashes of digital artiness, some dark moments and nicely drawn characters with a shared wry sense of humour. Rated: B-plus Nov 8, 2021 Full Review Anne Brodie What She Said An extraordinary work, both by Mack and actor William Lulua who carries the film on his young shoulders. Oct 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Portraits from a Fire is a coming-of-age film that follows Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager who spends his days filmmaking, vlogging his Indigenous community, and hanging out with his grandparents. His father, Gord, is physically present but remains emotionally absent from Tyler's life for reasons Tyler cannot understand. That is until he meets Aaron, a mysterious, charismatic, and influential figure who encourages Tyler to showcase his most personal film about his mother's disappearance to the community, leading to a reckoning between past and future, life and death, and father and son. The film follows Tyler's journey to heal the wounds of the past by opening them once again. And by finding the courage to face the fear of the unknown, he weaves together the strong sacred bonds of family through both living and ancestral realms.
      Director
      Trevor Mack
      Producer
      Rylan Friday, Kate Kroll, Trevor Mack
      Screenwriter
      Manny Mahal, Derek Vermillion
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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