English (Available subtitled in French)
Year of Production: 2018
Canadian Release Date: October 01, 2018
Duration: 90 mins
"April in Autumn", a feature film written, directed and produced by veteran television director Warren Sulatycky, is a story about family, of love, of (re)discovering one’s place and identity within family. It is a universal story: prodigal sibling/offspring returns home to establish herself once again in the folds and texture of home.
April returns home to Toronto after travelling and working abroad for several years to help her sister Sara care for their mother. Upon April's return, she literally unearths old family secrets in the backyard 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 whom she met on her travels. The story culminates on the eve of their mother's birthday dinner, when April’s boyfriend arrives unannounced from Argentina and Sara’s homeless friend shows up for the celebration.
The style of the film is a natural, humanist look at life’s small moments which lead to possible profound change. “April in Autumn” is an homage to and inspired by the works of French auteur Eric Rohmer.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Raging River Pictures
Cast/Participants: Caitlyn Sponheimer, Elizabeth Stuart-Morris, Sandra Pascuzzi, Warren Sulatycky, Mike Sniezek, Oscar Moreno, Jimmy Limb, Savannah Rankin, Constantine Pavlou