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Matthias & Maxime 🇨🇦 2019 / My Friend Michael Jones 🇳🇿 2018
June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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This screening has limited seating.
18:30 Opening remarks by Consul Mark Vcislo, and New Zealand Trade Commissioner Pete Frost
18:40 Screening of New Zealand short film – “My Friend Michael Jones” (15 min)
19:00 Screening of Canadian feature film – “Matthias & Maxime” (2 hrs)
21:00 Discussion/Q&A session
21:30 End of the event
Date and Time: Thursday June 16, 6:30 PM (Please arrive at 6:00 PM for registration)
Venue: Barkerville Space, Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou
Address: 26/F, Taikoo Hui Tower 1, 385 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Language of the movie: French with Chinese Subtitles
Sign in: Please bring your photo ID to sign in.
活动场地：广州市 天河区 天河路 385号 太古汇1座 26楼，加拿大驻广州总领事馆 巴克维尔空间
马蒂亚斯与马克西姆 Matthias & Maxime (Canada 2019)
导演： Xavier Dolan 泽维尔·多兰
主演： 加布里埃尔·德阿尔梅达·弗雷塔斯 / 泽维尔·多兰
Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, changing their lives.
My Friend Michael Jones (New Zealand 2018)
Michael Jones (MJ) is the ridicule of his high school peers. His obsessive compulsive need to fingertap doorframes before entering and avoid cracks in the pavement make him a target for relentless bullying.
Chief among his tormentors is Selena. When MJ discovers a secret that threatens Selena’s standing within her devout Samoan family and popular school clique, the two teenagers form an unlikely bond through a shared passion for music and dance. When a series of events reveals Selena’s true persona to the entire school, MJ must try and overcome his own affliction to stand up for his new friend.
Set in Ōtara, New Zealand, My Friend Michael Jones features an eclectic ensemble of Pasifika
characters dealing with issues relating to anxiety disorder, bullying, LGBTQI and suicide prevention.