16 minutes – Drama
Festival Release date: September 29, 2015 (VIFF – World Premiere)
Canadian distributor: Inflo Films
Winter Hymns is a drama that explores the question of whether damaged relationships can be repaired, and if so, at what cost. Ten-year-old Joshua’s (Sam Ashe Arnold) dull afternoon is turned upside-down when his volatile older brother Cain (Kyle Peacock) shepherds him through the countryside in search of adventure. Striving to win his affection, Joshua breaks into a cottage to look for alcohol. But when things go horribly wrong, Cain is left to pick up the pieces.
In December 2015 it was announced that Winter Hymns had been selected to screen at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, which runs from January 22 to 28 in Park City, Utah.