The Husband

Canada 2013. Dir: Bruce McDonald. 80 min. DCP

SATURDAY, MARCH 22 - 8:30PM
INTRODUCTION
+ POST-SCREENING Q&A W/
ACTRESS SARAH ALLEN

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! EXCLUSIVE FIRST RUN! ► The latest from ever-surprising Canadian maverick Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, Pontypool) won top honours — the Borsos Award for best Canadian feature, with a cash prize of $15,000 — at December’s Whistler Film Festival. Maxwell McCabe-Lokos co-wrote and stars in this gutsy, blackly-comic drama. He’s Henry, carrying the burden of single-parenting while his wife Alyssa (Sarah Allen), a teacher, serves out a jail sentence. She’s been imprisoned for sleeping with a 14-year student. Henry, struggling with feelings of humiliation and anger, and an ad-agency job he loathes, begins acting out in inappropriate ways. “Defiantly unpredictable ... Slyly funny ... McDonald turns in what may be his most subtle piece of direction to date” (Steve Gravestock, Toronto I.F.F.).

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Sarah Allen is a Canadian actress best known for her roles in On The Road, Being Human, Human Trafficking, and Secret Window. The Husband is her first collaboration with director Bruce McDonald.

The evening will be moderated by Breakfast Television Entertainment Reporter Thor Diakow.

 

REVIEWS

"Nimbly steps between black comedy and psychological disaster."

Hollywood Reporter | full review

"The real feat of this film is what this visually incongruent team managed to accomplish: a difficult and unwavering tone."

Huffington Post | full review

The Husband also screens in Frames of Mind Mental Health Series.
See below for additional showtime.

Wednesday, March 19 - 7:30pm