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God Straightens Legs

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Year
2018
Country
  • Canada
Duration
67min
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God Straightens Legs is the debut feature documentary by filmmaker and artist Joële Walinga. The film focuses on Renée, the filmmaker’s mother, as she negotiates her diagnosis with breast cancer and the decision to forego traditional treatment. Told primarily from inside her room in her suburban home, the devoutly Christian Renée watches her favourite television pastor, wrangles insurance companies, and reflects on her dreams and faith.

She also waits, while we see glimpses of the world passing by outside of her window - moments of beauty that move from the quotidian to the near fantastical, in one of the filmmaker’s several imaginative gestures. Shot with elegance and precision by cinematographer Maya Bankovic, God Straightens Legs is a film of profound intimacy, generosity, and reverence for small moments of grace.

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Details

  • Original title
    God Straightens Legs
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Joële Walinga
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Maya Bankovic
  • Editing
    Joële Walinga
  • Music
    Woo
  • Sound
    Joële Walinga, Marcel Ramagnano
  • Duration
    67 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
    • Vertical Features 2018
    • DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2018

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