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The Burning Season

Best Screenplay Winner, Whistler Film Festival and the Canadian Film Festival

18A, mature language, sexual situations.
Director: Sean Garrity.
Canada, 2023, 90 min.
Sara Canning, Jonas Chernick, Joe Pingue.

The Burning Season is a nonlinear romance. JB is finally marrying Poppy. Alena and Tom arrive at the nuptials held at the Luna Lake cabins JB owns. Alena and Tom, who are happily married, know JB and Poppy from vacationing at the spot during the summers. Neither Poppy nor Tom knows that during those summer stays, JB and Alena were having a hot and heavy affair. But their connection extends beyond the flesh, as it is closely tied to secrets they both hold… Since the film goes backward, it’s a little tricky at first to understand how and why these characters are acting this way. But once the film jumps backward for the first time, the pieces begin fitting into place. Then, the next time hop unravels even deeper layers, and so on and so forth, until the final flashback (?) ties everything together. It is difficult to figure out what to say about and not spoil things… Garrity directs The Burning Season with a steady hand… Once the film rewinds time and starts solving this jigsaw of a story, things get great quickly. The four leads are perfectly cast and deliver in a big way at the right time. If you like your romance with some mystery, or vice versa, check out Chernick’s film as soon as possible.” —Bobby Lepire, Film Threat


June 3
7:30 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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