April In Autumn

Directed By: Warren Sulatycky | Runtime: 94 min | Plays In Short Block: None

April returns home to Toronto after travelling and working abroad for several years to help her sister Sara care for their mother. Upon April’s return, she literally unearths old family secrets in the backyard that threaten the gentle balance of home. Sara, who is studying the music of French composer Erik Satie, befriends a homeless man Erik who may have a connection to her mother’s romantic past, while April equivocates on a marriage proposal from her long-distance boyfriend whom she met on her travels. The story culminates on the eve of their mother’s birthday dinner, when April’s boyfriend arrives unannounced from Argentina and Sara’s homeless friend shows up for the celebration. The style of the film is a natural, humanist look at life’s small moments which lead to possible profound change. “April in Autumn” is an homage to and inspired by the works of French auteur Eric Rohmer. “April in Autumn”, a dramatic first feature film written, directed and produced by veteran television director Warren Sulatycky, is a story about family, of love, of (re)discovering one’s place and identity within family. It is a universal story: prodigal sibling/offspring returns home to establish herself once again in the folds and texture of home. “April in Autumn” had its’ world market premiere at the Cannes Marche du Film as a selection in Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada showcase, the best of Canadian cinema 2018.


October 20, 20186:15 PMTheater 12
October 22, 20182:00 PMTheater 7

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Feature
Main Genre: Drama
Sub Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: World