A couple months back Valerie Buhagiar joined us for a Style Profile and talked about her current film project, “It’s Hard to be Human”. She’s been hard at work on filming and getting that made, and in the meantime, her film The Anniversary is getting rave reviews and is being released in theatres. She sent us the details to share with you.
All the information is below, and all of us at Fresh Collective want to send out heartfelt congratulations for this success and these CRAZY good reviews (see them at the bottom). I’ve seen the film and it is really, really good. I hope to see you at one of these showings. – xo Laura-Jean
We’re excited to announce the Theatrical Release of the Award Winning Debut feature film The Anniversary on Dec. 4 – 10th, 2015 at The Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St. at Yonge).
Screenings are at 2pm and 7pm.
Get your tickets at: CarltonCinema.ca
(Scroll down to the Coming Soon section on the site.)
If you want to come to the Gala, I suggest booking your tickets now.
The Gala includes a Q and A moderated by Thom Ernst, live music and Apple Crumble! There’s a cash bar.
I can’t wait to see you!
Here are some of the pics from our Style Profile with Valerie back in September. And below is the trailer for The Anniversary and REVIEWS!!
June 30, 2015
The Anniversary East London Film Festival screening has already earned it some glowing reviews; including this one from Hayley Charlesworth at I’m With Geek:
“Screening at the East End Film Festival, The Anniversary, a Canadian production written and directed by Valerie Buhagiar is a film with a definite indie sensibility. It is also a film with a strong emotional centre, built on with superb acting, and a fundamental understanding of human relationships. Traversing both joy and heartbreak in the space of a single night, The Anniversary is an investing, but claustrophobic piece….It is a delightful piece, overall, with a definite soul behind it.”
April 14, 2015
From the online film blog My Film Journal, another very favourable review of The Anniversary:
“The Anniversary is an absorbing chamber piece…and a well-crafted slice-of-life drama that has many off beat comic moments. The atmosphere is thick with a simmering crisis… The performances of the ensemble cast generally feel spontaneous and improvised making for some amusing moments and writer-director Buhagiar skillfully imbues the film with a gentle charm.”
March 30, 2015
“When films can play with tone, swing from one point to another on the emotional spectrum without missing a beat, that’s when movies get really good. The Anniversary is one of the best example of tonal swing, and how it makes viewing that much more impressive… Hilarious at times, and other moments deeply touching… Overall, The Anniversary might be the most impressively wide-ranging film of Cinequest 2015!”
A review for The Anniversary as part of a round up of Cinequest 2015, from Klaus at Gunpoint, a film journal.