|TIFF12: THE LESSER BLESSED (Capsule Review)|
|ARTICLES - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)|
|Written by Kindah Mardam Bey|
|Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:40|
"The Lesser Blessed is my favorite film of TIFF, amongst considerable competition."
The Lesser Blessed
Director: Anita Doron
Principle Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Joel Evans, Kiowa Gordon, Chloe Rose, Tamara Podemski, Adam Butcher, Spencer Van Wyck
Distributor: eOne Films
Length: 86 Minutes
Capsule Review by: Kindah Mardam Bey
Concept: A teenage boy named Larry lives up in the Northwest Territories and being a strong-silent type narrates to the audience his love for Juliet Hope. When a mysterious new student arrives and sticks up for Larry, they quickly become friends. We see at the start of the film Larry has third-degree burns across his torso and we are immediately drawn into this intriguing story as to why Larry is the way he is.