Felix and Meira

Poster for Felix and Meira In Maxime Giroux's latest feature, an unusual romance blos­soms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neigh­bourhood but vastly different worlds. Meira (Hadas Yaron) is a young Hasidic Jewish mother in Montreal's Mile End dis­trict who secretly rebels against her faith by listening to soul music and taking birth control pills; Félix (Martin Dubreuil) is a loner grieving the recent death of his estranged father. Intrigued by Meira, Félix hopes her religious devotion will provide insight into his loss, and though she rebuffs him at first a mutual affection soon arises between the two. As Meira's desire for change becomes harder for her to hide, the young woman is faced with a stark choice: remain within the community she has always known, or pursue an uncertain future outside of it.

Original title:
Félix et Meira
105 minutes
Maxime Giroux

Shown at

  1. 19th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 31st Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2016
  4. 4e Biennale du Cinéma Israélien et du Film Juif - 2015
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  7. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  8. Jewish Film Series (Highland Park) - 2017
  9. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  10. JewishFilm - 2015
  11. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2015
  12. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2015
  13. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2015
  14. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  15. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  16. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  17. Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  18. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  19. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  20. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  21. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  22. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  23. Zsido Film Fesztival - 2015

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Live from the Lilith Blog
    June 1, 2015 by Helene Meyers
    “Félix and Meira”: Flawed Flick Worth Watching
    – See more at: http://lilith.org/blog/2015/06/felix-and-meira-flawed-flick-worth-watching/

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