90 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 2, 2019 (Montréal, Québec)
Production company: Sula Studio, Telefilm Canada
Canadian distributor: Raging River Pictures
After traveling abroad for years, April returns to Toronto and helps her sister Sara care for their ailing mother. Upon April’s return, she literally unearths old family secrets 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 she met on her travels. The story culminates on the eve of their mother’s birthday dinner, when Oscar arrives unannounced from Argentina and Sara’s homeless friend shows up for the celebration.
April in Autumn was selected to screen at the prestigious 2018 Cannes Festival as a participant in Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada, Marche du Film.