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Genre: Drama
Synopsis

Sarah goes to visit her paternal grandmother Magda in Uruguay. When she was little her family migrated to Canada and now Sarah is back after her father’s death. However those places and people in the small Uruguayan village are now foreign to her. Even talking to her grandmother is strained.

Magda who never saw her son again after he left, isn’t exactly thrilled to see Sarah. She reminds her of everything she would rather forget.

Sarah at the same time wanders around in the unrelenting heat, searching for some sort of connection with the place she once called home.

The entire film takes place in Uruguay and is inspired by writer-director Katherine Jerkovic’s own personal story. "Roads in February" speaks through silences and pauses. It says everything it needs to say without actually saying much at all. The film talks about immigration through a unique perspective. What do we lose by leaving? Can you ever go back home again? An endearing grandchild-grandma story gives hope that the bonds between different generations don’t break that easily.

"Roads in February" won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award at this year’s TIFF.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Katherine Jerkovic

grew up in Belgium and Uruguay. At 18 years-old, she settled in Montréal and pursued film studies at Concordia University. She has since directed many short fiction and experimental films and one video installation.  She also works as producer and production manager on her colleagues’ films. 

Filmography
  • Les routes en février (Roads in February, 2018)
Thu, 22.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
070904
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 070904
Movie guests
Director Katherine Jerkovic
Fri, 23.11.2018
5:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
081701
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 081701
Sun, 02.12.2018
3:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
170706
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 170706
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Canada, Uruguay
Year: 2018
Duration: 83 minutes
Language: Spanish
Director: Katherine Jerkovic
Producers: Nicolas Comeau, Micaela Solé
Writer: Katherine Jerkovic
DOP: Nicolas Canniccioni
Montage: Sophie Farkas Bolla
Composers: Inés Cánepa, David Drury
Cast: Arlen Aguayo Stewart, Gloria Demassi, Mathías Perdigón, Cecila Baranda, Rafael Soliwoda
Productions: Productions1976, Cordón films
In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada:
Synopsis

Sarah goes to visit her paternal grandmother Magda in Uruguay. When she was little her family migrated to Canada and now Sarah is back after her father’s death. However those places and people in the small Uruguayan village are now foreign to her. Even talking to her grandmother is strained.

Magda who never saw her son again after he left, isn’t exactly thrilled to see Sarah. She reminds her of everything she would rather forget.

Sarah at the same time wanders around in the unrelenting heat, searching for some sort of connection with the place she once called home.

The entire film takes place in Uruguay and is inspired by writer-director Katherine Jerkovic’s own personal story. "Roads in February" speaks through silences and pauses. It says everything it needs to say without actually saying much at all. The film talks about immigration through a unique perspective. What do we lose by leaving? Can you ever go back home again? An endearing grandchild-grandma story gives hope that the bonds between different generations don’t break that easily.

"Roads in February" won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award at this year’s TIFF.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Katherine Jerkovic

grew up in Belgium and Uruguay. At 18 years-old, she settled in Montréal and pursued film studies at Concordia University. She has since directed many short fiction and experimental films and one video installation.  She also works as producer and production manager on her colleagues’ films. 

Filmography
  • Les routes en février (Roads in February, 2018)