Modern Construction: An MDFF Retrospective
- Kazik Radwanski
- MDFF Retrospective
- March 5 (Friday) through April 1 (Thursday)
“One of the year’s most jarring and accomplished debuts.”Mark Peranson, Cinema Scope
After a string of buzzed-about shorts, Kazik Radwanski inaugurated a new school of Canadian art cinema with the Locarno-premiered Tower, his (and MDFF’s) first feature-length film. Named one of the best Toronto movies of all time by Now Magazine, Radwanski’s big-league debut follows the rudderless routine of 34-year-old Derek (Derek Bogart), a balding, basement-dwelling animator unable (or unwilling) to advance into adulthood. Single, still living at home, and working low-commitment construction for his uncle, Derek finds himself unprepared for the intimacy of a new relationship. Raccoons, meanwhile, get into the family’s trash, prompting Derek, in a feeble display of agency, to concoct a plan to capture one. This intimate, unvarnished character portrait, shot handheld in claustrophobic proximity to its principal (a Radwanski hallmark), offers jagged-pill insights into a generation’s arrested maturation. A TIFF and New Directors/New Films selection.
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