The Vintage Tempest’s Top Picks on What to See at the 2018 Victoria Film Festival

11 Jan

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes
Sun| Feb 4 | 9:34PM | Odeon 5

According to TIFF’s online guide, this film is a gothic drama “freely adapted” from Gaétan Soucy’s critically acclaimed novel.

Set in rural Quebec in the 1930s, the film examines the isolated existence of the Soissons family. The father drinks himself blind every night and delivers decidedly unhinged sermons to his progeny in a makeshift chapel in their house. His sudden death leaves the children to fend for themselves, but gradually they begin to question their father’s teachings and uncover disturbing family secrets. … One Part horror movie, another part scathing social criticism, it is driven by truly daring performances, especially from its two young leads.

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