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Snowbirds Mika Goodfriend

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They do it every year: the moment Quebec sees its first snowflake, they head south. To be precise, they go to Florida, where they’ve made their own little manicured paradise. The campers and cabins are cute and tidy, the lawns perfect, the Christmas trees decorated with pink ribbons. Costume parties and lawn bowling fill days and nights in which the aging process, and time itself, seem to have been paused. Mika Goodfriend films these snowbirds with good humour and plenty of affection. With its fine pacing and beautifully composed shots, the film can make us smile at the absurdities of this little world. But it also observes, astutely, how these retirees share the same American Dream and create a new community, regardless of their background. (ACO)

Snowbirds

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 46 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mika Goodfriend
  • Editing : Mika Goodfriend
  • Production : Mika Goodfriend
  • Sound Design : Matthew Griffin
Filmography of Mika Goodfriend :

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