2016 - 84 MINUTES - COLOUR - DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 - CANADA - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY INGRID VENINGER
WITH: CHARLOTTE SALISBURY, LUCINDA ARMSTRONG HALL, CHRISTOPHER BOLTON, DELPHINE ROUSSEL, HALLIE SWITZER, HARRISON TANNER
During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall), she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world of girls.
DIRECTOR BIO: INGRID VENINGER
Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a 'nothing is impossible' manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has been writing, directing and producing feature films (Only, Nurse.Fighter.Boy., Modra, i am a good person/i am a bad person, The End of Time, The Animal Project, He Hated Pigeons), all of which have premiered at festivals worldwide including: TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, OUTFest, MoMA and Karlovy Vary, garnering awards and distribution worldwide. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK FILMS FEMMES LAB to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, Ingrid is working on her MFA thesis film at York University. Porcupine Lake is her 6th feature as director.
"Ingrid Veninger's sixth film is sure to spark memories among many women"
- Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"It keeps you on edge"
- Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine
"Ingrid Veninger hits her sweet spot with Porcupine Lake, which trades some of her scrappier aesthetic instincts for a more polished veneer but keeps the heart and prickly specificity of her best work."
- Angelo Muredda, Cinemascope
"Veninger proves once again, she is always in control of her material and meticulously drives her film to its emotional climax"
- Gilbert Seah, Cinemablographer
“Women Are Often Seen as a Risk while Men are an Investment”: Ingrid Veninger on Porcupine Lake and her pUNK Films Femmes Labs
- Filmmaker Magazine
a bittersweet story about what it’s like to leave childhood behind and experience love, pain and adolescence for the first time. The film presents a pure and sacred love story that is sure to resonate, endearing the film to its audience.
- Queen Journal