The First Winter
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Washington , DC
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The First Winter
Canada / 2012 / 72mins / directed by Ryan Mc Kenna

Offbeat and deadpan, this is a bitter-sweet tale about a young man in Portugal who, having impregnated a vacationing Canadian, must face the inhospitable Canadian landscape and its hopeless denizens when he emigrates to join her.
McKenna has captured Winnipeg in all its mid winter darkness under the rules of the seven point "Brutalism in Cinema Manifesto" whereby the new cinema of Winnipeg is stark, austere, brutal and coldyet full of dark humor.

"Fargo, North!"  Ed Ackerman Filmmaker

"Stark, minimal and darkly funny"  Malcolm Fraser Cult Montreal

The First Winter is one of the most original feature films to come out of the Canadian prairies since Guy Maddin's Tales From the Gimli Hospital. In the canon of GREAT Canadian features." - Dave Barber Programmer of the Winnipeg Cinematheque

Screens with GRANNY BABY  Canada / 2012 / 9mins / directed by Eva Colmers


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