- The Mother of Beauty
- Nick Meunier
- June 5 (Friday) through
- June 11 (Thursday)
Vancouver filmmaker and horror fan Nick Meunier cites Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and the films of Lars von Trier as reference points for his eerie, unsettling short drama, beautifully filmed on Salt Spring Island. Inspired by the “vulture culture” creations of Calgary artist Amanda West, Meunier’s film stars Canadian horror actress Tristan Risk (American Mary) as a single mother-to-be living in isolation in the forest. Her work is making art from the scavaged remains of dead animals. As she takes on the struggles of new parenthood, she finds the forces of life and death pulling her in opposing directions. Vancouver writer Lonnie Nadler, known for his work with Marvel Comics, penned the script.
In light of the ongoing situation, The Cinematheque's theatre will remain closed until further notice. As an organization committed to shared cultural experiences, we will continue to bring you moments of cinematic joy through our online channels and will look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre as soon as it is safe to do so. More information can be found here.