Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nora's Will Opens in Toronto & Montreal March 4

From a media release:

Video Services Corp presents
Nora’s Will
Directed by Mariana Chenillo
Cast: Fernando Luján, Enrique Arreola, Ari Brickman

Opens March 4 in Toronto - Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas
Opens March 4 in Toronto – Rainbow Cinemas Promenade Mall
Opens March 4 in Montreal – Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Theatre

The reviews are in:

“It may not sound like a comedy, but Chenillo loads the scenario with more Yiddishkeit than a gross of matzo, sure to elicit laughs and knowing nods throughout the Diaspora.”    Jay Weissberg, Variety

“…poignant and tremendously appealing…”  Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“… truly worth seeing…”  Leonard Maltin

“… transports you in ways you never expected.”  Marshal Fine, Huffington Post

Nora’s Will begins when Jose finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to Jose that due to the celebration of the Passover festivities, if Nora is not buried that same day, they will have to wait almost five days to be able to carry out the burial.

It turns out that before she died, Nora devised a Machiavellian plan in order for him to take care of her funeral and bring her family together.  But she missed something; a mysterious photograph left under the bed will lead to an unexpected outcome that will remind us that sometimes the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places.

AWARDS:
• Winner of 8 Mexican Academy of Film Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor
Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema, 2009 Won A.F.C.A.E. Award Best Film
Expresion en Corto International Film Festival, 2009 Won Best Mexican Film
Havana Film Festival, 2009 Won Grand Coral
Huelva Latin American Film Festival, 2009 Won Silver Colon and Best Actor - Fernando Luján
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, 2009 Won Jury Award, Best Director and Best First Film - Mariana Chenillo
Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2009 Won Best Film - Mariana Chenillo
Miami Film Festival, 2009 Won Audience Award - Mariana Chenillo
Morelia International Film Festival, 2008 Won Audience Award - Mariana Chenillo
Moscow International Film Festival, 2009 Won Silver St. George and Best Director
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, 2009 Won Best Screenplay - Mariana Chenillo

About Video Services Corp.
Video Services Corp. will distribute the film across Canada in a number of markets. The DVD will follow later in 2011. Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. Recent VSC releases include Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Holy Rollers starring Jesse Eisenberg and TIFF selection The Matchmaker.

Video Services Corp presents
Nora’s Will
Directed by Mariana Chenillo
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish / Hebrew
Cast: Fernando Luján, Enrique Arreola, Ari Brickman
RT: 92 min

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