Films & Events tagged with romance

100 Musicians

A couple quarrels over what they believe they heard on the radio. Is the mayor planning to hire 100 musicians, or is it 100 policemen? Based on the short story "June" by acclaimed Canadian poet and novelist Dionne Brand. Director Charles Officer confronts our civic cynicism and optimism by bringing politics into the bedroom.

Born to Hate... Destined to Love

A love story set amidst political violence in northern India, this romance follows Hindu Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Muslim Zoya (Parineeti Chopra) as they try to escape the restrictive demands of their families. Better known for glossy entertainments, Bollywood's Yash Raj studio delivers a surprisingly gritty reflection of the new India.

The Brass Teapot

An impoverished young couple (Juno Temple and Michael Angarano) stumble upon an antique teapot that magically dispenses cash whenever either of them feels pain, inspiring them to ever-greater extremes, as they ascend the ranks of the nouveau riche. Director Ramaa Mosley eschews violence for a more whimsical, Tim Burton–esque treatment in this offbeat, darkly funny satire.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Unceremoniously dumped by his girlfriend during sex, Russ is diagnosed with a rare — and fatal — disease known as BHS (Broken Heart Syndrome), and desperately searches for a cure.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family’s gas station after his father’s death, in this spirited and often hilarious coming-of-age tale from first-time feature director Rola Nashef.

EVERYDAY

Shot over the course of five years, this documentary-style feature from prolific English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom offers a masterful meditation on the daily travails of a family living apart from their imprisoned patriarch.

Imogene

Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon headline this hilarious comedy about a washed-up playwright who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend's attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family.

Jump

A constellation of variously desperate characters collide on a fateful New Year's Eve in Derry, Northern Ireland in this twisty, blackly comic crime thriller.

Laurence Anyways

The third feature from Montreal's Xavier Dolan (J'ai tué ma mère, Les Amours imaginaires) centres on a young bohemian couple whose defiantly exclusive relationship is sent spiraling when the man, Laurence, confesses that he believes he's transgendered. This audacious and searing mediation on love and sexuality is shot in hyper-florid style and driven by gutsy performances.

Liverpool

An unexpected heroine is plunged into a world of forged identities, corporate intrigue and organized crime in this lively, genre-bending caper from award-winning Quebec director Manon Briand (2 secondes, La turbulence des fluids).

Love is All You Need

Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm and Paprika Steen star in this sparkling romantic comedy from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier (Brothers, In a Better World), about two very different families brought together for a wedding in a beautiful old Italian villa.

Middle Of Nowhere

A young woman (mesmerizing newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi) brings anguish to herself and those around her through her blind devotion to her imprisoned husband, until a chance encounter leads her to reclaim the life she had almost given away. Writer-director Ava DuVernay won the Best Director prize at Sundance for her elegant, emotionally complex second feature.

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's classic comedy gets contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's stylized adaptation. Shot in just twelve days using the original text, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

A hyper-repressed and schlubby accountant (Jonas Chernick) strikes a deal with a worldly but disorganized stripper (Emily Hampshire): he'll help her with her crushing debt if she helps him become a better lover. Sharp direction by the versatile Sean Garrity and a very funny script by Chernick ensure for an uproarious — and surprisingly educational — sex comedy.

Les Nuits avec Theodore

Sébastien Betbeder offers an inventive, dreamlike portrait of Paris' magnificent Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, a historic paradise of lakes and hidden grottos that sets the scene for one pair of star-crossed lovers' nocturnal trysts. But intruders soon threaten their perfect retreat....

A Royal Affair

This sumptuous historical drama from writer-director Nikolaj Arcel (screenwriter of the original version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) chronicles the scandalous love triangle between a queen (Alicia Vikander), her German doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), and the mad King of Denmark (Mikkel Følsgaard).

Short Cuts Canada: Programme #3

Featuring new works by Mike Clattenberg and Charles Officer, this programme highlights some of Canada's most pressing issues, including city and racial politics, with new insight from dynamic and accomplished filmmakers.

Short Cuts Canada: Programme #4

Ambitiously far-reaching in the scope of its subject and ideas, this programme goes from the modern rat race to a portrayal of family grief during the Gulf War, the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution to a sci-fi vision of survival.

Spring Breakers

James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens star in the wild new film from perennial provocateur Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers), about four flat-broke co-eds whose spring fling in Florida turns into a booze, drug and violence-fuelled bacchanal.

Sullivan's Applicant

Stuck in a traffic jam on her way to a job interview in downtown Montreal, the harried Lucy unexpectedly makes a fateful connection with a perfect stranger.

To The Wonder

Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Olga Kurylenko star in the new film from Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), about a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European woman falls apart.

With Jeff

When reserved Montreal teenager Nydia accepts a motorbike ride from an exciting and mysterious classmate, she finally discovers the thrill of spontaneity.

Writers

Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Kristen Bell and Logan Lerman star in this touching comedy-drama about a successful novelist whose obsession with his ex-wife has sent his perplexed family into a tailspin.