Directed by: Marie-France Guerrette | 72 minutes | Canada | 2019
On August 31, 1995, tragedy struck the Guerrette family when Mona, a mother of two, died from breast cancer at age 42, leaving behind a husband and their daughters, Mylène and Marie-France. But she also left behind a stirring farewell message that would serve as a testament to her life.
How do you survive such a heartbreaking loss when you’re only a child? In putting her life and that of her family up on the big screen, Marie-France Guerrette shares her own private experience of grief with viewers. Gently opening the door to the grieving process, this touching documentary about the filmmaker’s family is a call to action—and a possible roadmap back to the land of the living for anyone who’s ever experienced the devastation of losing a loved one.
Filmmaker Marie-France Guerette will be in attendance for this screening.
Preceded by Me (Mother) - directed by Derek Kwan | 10 minutes | Canada | 2019
Mẹ, mother in the northern Vietnamese dialect, follows two generations of moms as they create a new dish for the family restaurant. Re-imagining their parent’s pho shop, the next generation carries on the family legacy through Vietnamese cuisine.
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