Felix & Meira

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April 23, 2015 at 05:57 PM EDT

The odd couple at the crux of this whisper-quiet romance are a gloomy atheist (Martin Dubreuil) and a married Hasidic Jew (Hadas Yaron) who’s suffocating under the mores of her religion, including her requisite mullet wig. Quebecois director Maxime Giroux mistakes long, wordless scenes of characters gazing at each other for tenderness, but he imaginatively uses gospel music as the forbidden food of love: Just as the couple are about to kiss for the first time, he cuts to dazzling 1964 footage of Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing “Didn’t It Rain.” B

Felix & Meira

2015 movie
type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
runtime
105 minutes
director
Maxime Giroux
Cast
Martin Dubreuil,
Hadas Yaron,
Luzer Twersky
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