Gimli Film Festival 2021

You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born

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Sponsored by Farpoint Films, the brand new VISIONS Film Series spotlights innovative and offbeat voices in Canadian film and media arts, curated by Stephanie Berrington. The series explores the creative, experimental, and devised realm of cinema, as Canadian filmmakers try to redefine what storytelling in film means to them. Jump into a catalog of films that will change the way you see and think about Canadian cinema! 

Curated by Stephanie Berrington. Generously sponsored by Farpoint Films.


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You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually stunning film that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humour, love, and joy. With a score that follows the span of Lenore’s life, from her birth in the early 70s to her death in the 2040s, the film takes us from moments of harrowing loss to those of poignancy and dark humor. Her life is told through voice over, narrated by performers who range in age from nine to sixty-nine, and is beautifully illustrated with images of animals (including humans), insects and landscapes.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    33 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    14A
  • Director
    Emily Vey Duke / Cooper Battersby