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<i>Romeo Onze (Romeo Eleven)</i>. 2011. Canada. Directed by Ivan Grbovic
  • Romeo Eleven

    2011. Canada. Ivan Grbovic. 91 min.

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Romeo Eleven

    2011. Canada. Directed by Ivan Grbovic. Screenplay by Grbovic, Sara Mishara. With Ali Ammar, Joseph Bou Nassar, Sanda Bourenane. Grbovic's debut feature is both an unsentimental tearjerker and a revealing and sympathetic portrait of Montreal's Lebanese community. Amir, a young man struggling with a congenital physical disability, invents a cyber-idenitity for himself, Romeo 11, an avatar who is as outgoing as Amir is introverted. Meanwhile, Amir's father keeps him under close watch, his older sister has the family in a tizzy preparing for her traditional wedding, and his younger sister is thoroughly Canadian. When Romeo 11 strikes up an Internet romance, Amir rents a hotel room and wonders how his new "girlfriend" will react to his true self. In his first film role, Ammar delivers a natural and heartbreaking performance. Print courtesy of Métropole Films Distribution. In French, Arabic; English subtitles. 91 min.

In the Film exhibition Canadian Front 2012

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