WHEN TIME GOT LOUDER
CONNIE COCCHIA | CANADA | 2022 | 113 MIN | ENGLISH
Enriched by raw, gutting mother-daughter performances from Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell and The Hunger Games’ Willow Shields, Connie Cocchia’s first feature captures one family’s growing pains. Abbie moves away from her brother who has autism and is non-verbal to attend university and is pulled between the elation of a new adventure and their inseparable connection. Already juggling an “overworked dad” (Mark Peterson), “overstressed mom,” attached-at-the-hip brother (Jonathan Simao), and her first-year studies in Animation, Abbie is overwhelmed when the “tall, sultry” Karly (Love, Victor’s Ava Capri) swaggers into the picture and pulls Abbie’s focus from her entwined family unit. Overwhelmed but giddy: Abbie skips phone calls from her increasingly frantic mother for beach dates and bedroom lessons. All the while, the bewilderment of her brother and the frustration of her father, who attempts to teach Kayden new skills, speed them all towards a portended disaster. When Time Got Louder shifts back and forth between post-accident scenes with a concerned social worker and pre-accident Abbie and her family settling into altered routines. The rare film that realistically unspools the daily, gruelling work of caretaking, as well as its wonderful, hard-won rewards.
screening at Cinéma J.A. de Sève only | NOVEMBER 19TH 5PM