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Big Girl

Year: 2005
Language: English
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 14 min
Director: Renuka Jeyapalan
Producer: Anneli Ekborn, Michael Gelfand
Executive Producer: Jen Levi, Jennifer Mullie
Writer: Renuka Jeyapalan
Cinematographer: Arthur Cooper
Editor: Tiffany Beaudin
Sound: Derek Oxley
Cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried, Patricia Fagan
Production Company: Canadian Film Centre, Look Ma Productions
In this poignant tale of modern family politics, a bittersweet battle of wills erupts when nine-year-old Josephine – resentful of her mother’s love life – gives Mom’s new boyfriend the cold shoulder. In the end, she learns that letting people in can lead to wonderful things. Big Girl was named Best Canadian Short Film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival®.

By: Andrew McIntosh