MK2 MILE END has presented part of its programming for 2021. For example, the documentary SOME KIND OF HEAVEN directed by Lance Oppenheim will be released at the end of January 2021, while Adrian Noble’s MRS LOWRY and SON will be released in February. MARIA CHAPDELAINE, the film by Sébastien Pilote, DREAM HORSE by Euros Lyn, LE LOUP ET LE LION by Gilles de Maistre and UN ENDROIT COMME ONE ANOTHER (French version of NOWHERE SPECIAL) by Uberto Pasolini will be offered during the year in Quebec cinemas.
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN by Lance Oppenheim
Selected at the 41st Sundance Film Festival – In theaters at the end of January 2021
Behind the doors of a fantastic palm-lined universe, four residents of the largest retirement community in the United States, The Villages, Florida, strive to find comfort and meaning in their lives.
MRS LOWRY & SON d’Adrian Noble
Available in virtual cinema in February 2021
An intimate portrait of the relationship between one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) and his mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), an unhappy and tyrannical woman. While spending his days collecting rent, L.S Lowry takes art classes in the evening and paints until the wee hours of the morning. At the beginning of his career, as he aspired to make his work known in London and elsewhere, his dismissive mother proved to be the main obstacle to his success, not his lack of talent. Yet it is also she who motivates him to paint because he is desperate to create something that will make her happy.
MARIA CHAPDELAINE by Sébastien Pilote
With Sara Montpetit, Sébastien Ricard, Hélène Florent, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Émile Schneider, Robert Naylor, Martin Dubreuil, Gabriel Arcand and Gilbert Sicotte
Maria Chapdelaine, a sixteen-year-old young woman, lives with her family on land near the Péribonka River in rural Quebec in the 1910s. True pioneers, the Chapdelaine family works tirelessly to push the boundaries of the forest. Where the harshness of everyday life is tied together with the delicacy of a warm family life, Maria, strong and hopeful, finds herself faced with major dilemmas. François Paradis, a woodland runner, a free and wild lumberjack, promises Maria to return in the spring to marry him while Lorenzo Surprenant offers her an easy life in a town in the United States and Eutrope Gagnon, a valiant and modest farmer, has taken a lot of land, close to that of the Chapdelaines. Between territory, family and love, Maria, pushed into the adult world, will suddenly have to choose her future as a woman.
DREAM HORSE by Euros Lyn
Starring Tony Collette and Damian Lewis – Spring 2021
The true and inspiring story of Dream Alliance, a surprising racehorse, raised by a simple Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces his low-income neighbors to participate financially in the breeding of Dream Alliance in the hope that he will win races against the elite. The group’s investment pays off as the colt climbs the ladder with courage and determination and then participates in the Welsh Grand National race, showing the heart of a true champion.
LE LOUP ET LE LION by Gilles de Maistre
By the director of Mia and the White Lion Summer 2021
After the death of her grandfather, Alma, a young pianist who is 20 years old, returns to the house of her childhood, on a desert island in Canada. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she comes to the rescue of a wolf cub and a lion cub. They grow up together and love each other like brothers until a ranger separates them. The two friends will then embark on a long adventure full of adventures to find their mistress.
UN ENDROIT COMME UN AUTRE (NOWHERE SPECIAL) by Uberto Pasolini – Wikipedia
With James Norton, Valene Kane, Rhoda Ofori-Attah – Fall 2021
John, a window cleaner in his thirties, devoted his life to raising his son, after the child’s mother left them shortly after giving birth. When John learns that he has only a few months left to live, he tries to find a new family, this time perfect, for his four-year-old son, determined to protect him from the terrible reality of the situation.