Liverpool screens at TIFF 2012 as part of its Special Presentations program. Taking its name from the nightclub employing the heroine of the tale, the third film from award winning Quebecois director Manon Briand blends comedy, romance, and thrills with an air of nonchalance to its genre bending style.
Liverpool follows Ã‰milie (StÃ©phanie Lapointe), a sweet-hearted nightclub staffer who amazingly finds herself in the middle of Montreal’s criminal underbelly in between working the club’s coat check and pining for the insouciant and stylish Thomas (Charles-Alexandre DubÃ©). When a young patron overdoses, Ã‰milie takes it upon herself to return the girl’s coat – finding her and Thomas thrown into the entangled levels of the city’s underworld.
Why should you see it?
Briand’s work has demonstrated a unique approach to storytelling, finding wonder and drama in the lives rarely given attention – from focusing on an unemployed cyclist or the coat check attendant of her latest, Briand finds the amazing, gorgeous, and ridiculous in the most honest places.
Liverpool screens at
- 9:45 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 on Tuesday September 11, 2012, and
- 6:45 pm on September 13, 2012 at Scotiabank 4.