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EARLY WINTER

earlywinter

Australia-Canada / 2015 / 100 min / DCP / colour / Drama


Director : Michael Rowe


Script : Michael Rowe
Cinematography : Nicolas Canniccioni
Editing : Geoff Lamb
Music :  Amy Bastow
Production : Serge Noël, Trish Lake
Distribution : Pyramide Films
Cast : Paul Doucet, Suzanne Clément, Micheline Lanctôt, Lise Martin

Venice Days Award, Venice Festival 2015
Premiere


David, a man in his forties, lives a predictable life with his wife Maya and their two children. To please his wife with the latest gadgets, he works solitary shift work, days and nights, as a janitor in a retirement home. But when he begins to suspect that Maya is having an affair, he starts to lose ground, his past threatening to smash everything in his path.

 

Michael Rowe

He studied English post-colonial literature at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He started his artistic career as a poet, winning the Melbourne Fringe Festival Poetry Prize. He then moved to theater and wrote three plays. In 1994, at the age of 23, he traveled to Mexico and made it his adoptive home. In 1998, while in Mexico, he began a career as a journalist while studying screenwriting at a Vincente Leñero workshop. In 2006, he directed his first short film, Cacahuates. Silencio followed in 2007. In 2010, he directed Leap Year, which garnered him the Camera d'Or prize at the Cannes Film festival. His follow-up film, The Well, premiered at the Rome Film Festival in 2013.

 


 

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