Once she got back and we found time to catch up and talk about the trip, it was clear that one film stood out in her mind: A Winter Tale, by Trinidadian-born writer-director Frances-Anne Solomon. I can’t remember G’s exact words, but they were along the lines of “powerful”, “an extremely assured piece of work” and “made some people uncomfortable”. I’ll bet – the film’s storyline follows members of Toronto’s male black community after a child is killed in gangland crossfire. It’s reportedly raw, real and moving.
A Winter Tale has already won an award for best Canadian feature at the last ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto and this review in the Montreal Gazette suggests that the film is continuing to make an impression: “You want to be there,”says the writer of the film’s final screening in Montreal. I’ll be sure to follow his advice when A Winter Tale makes its local debut at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.