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Chartwell Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence presents CanFilmDay 2023

Chartwell Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence

Ottawa

April 19, 2023

English

Films Playing


The Grand Seduction

Director Don McKellar
Run Time 113min
Genre Comedy, Drama
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Summary

A funny and fresh English-language adaptation of the 2003 Quebecois comedy La grande séduction, this film tells the tale of a small fishing village in Newfoundland that must secure a new doctor in order to keep the community alive.

When city doctor Paul Lewis (Kitsch) arrives for a court-ordered trial residence, the townsfolk rally to charm and hoodwink him into staying. Under the guidance of an unemployed fisherman (Gleeson), they go to hilarious lengths to fabricate all the amenities of the big city and make it seem as though their sleepy town has everything Dr. Lewis could possibly want. Will the good doc fall for their tricks, or will he see through them to the truth about small town life?

Cast Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban

Ratings by Province or Territory

PG
Alberta
PG
British Columbia
PG
Manitoba
PG
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
PG
Nova Scotia
PG
Northwest Territories
PG
Nunavut
PG
Ontario
PG
Prince Edward Island
G
Québec
PG
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

Maudie

Director Aisling Walsh
Run Time 115min
Genre Drama, Romance
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Summary

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists.

The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

A touching and inspiring story about following one's dreams in spite of life's obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

"Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity." – Tomris Laffly, Time Out

Cast Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke

Ratings by Province or Territory

PG
Alberta
PG
British Columbia
PG
Manitoba
PG
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
PG
Nova Scotia
PG
Northwest Territories
PG
Nunavut
PG
Ontario
PG
Prince Edward Island
13+
Québec
PG
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

A Bear Named Winnie

Director John Harrison
Run Time 90min
Genre Comedy, Family
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Summary

Based on the true story behind author A.A. Milne's beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, this is a tale of the remarkable friendship between a Canadian soldier and the cub that stood as a symbol of friendship and hope in a world plagued by war.

It was during the early days of World War I that veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbinder) purchased a small bear cub and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. As the specter of war looms heavy in the conscience of the citizens and children of London, Winnie becomes the star attraction at the zoo. When a man named A.A. Milne brings his young son to visit the zoo, the story of the bear and her friendship with a far away soldier inspires him to create one of the most beloved characters in the history of children's literature.

Cast Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry, Jonathon Young

Ratings by Province or Territory

NR
Alberta
NR
British Columbia
NR
Manitoba
NR
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
NR
Nova Scotia
NR
Northwest Territories
NR
Nunavut
NR
Ontario
NR
Prince Edward Island
G
Québec
NR
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

Event Primary Language

English

Accessibility

Venue deemed accessible by event host.