96 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 2015, Mostra de Venise
Release date: March 18, 2016
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media
David, a man in his forties and a recovering alcholic, lives a predictable life with his Russian-born wife Maya and their two children. This is his second marriage. He works long hours as a janitor in a retirement home and takes on odd jobs fixing things to make sure his wife and children lack for nothing. But when he begins to suspect that Maya is having an affair, his past comes back to haunt him. Early Winter, aka Rest Home, is a Canada/Australia co-production.
Michael Rowe, the Australian-born director of this film should not be confused with Michael Rowe the Canadian actor.