CIFF Canadian UNLESS web 2
Canadian Cinema

Unless

Year 2016
Runtime 90 mins
Language English

Based on the celebrated final novel by Carol Shields, a writer struggles with her eldest daughter's decision to drop out of college and live on the streets.

After initially thought missing, Toronto-based writer Reta finds her eldest daughter Norah living on a street corner, panhandling and refusing to speak. Norah simply holds a cardboard sign that says, “goodness.”

Starring Catherine Keener (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, CAPOTE) and Hannah Gross (I USED TO BE DARKER), UNLESS is a touching story of a mother’s attempt to understand her daughter and the enduring love of a family put in an unimaginable situation.

Short Before Feature: FRIDAY NIGHT

Countries

Canada Ireland
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Director
Alan Gilsenan
Producer
Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan
Screenwriter
Alan Gilsenan
Cinematographer
Celiana Cárdenas
Cast
Catherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah Gross, Chloe Rose, Abigail Winter, Martha Henry, Brendan Coyle, Hanna Schygulla, Linda Kash, Benjamin Ayres