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International Perspective

The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

Canada 2019 Fiction cor 90 min.

Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King dreams of becoming the prime minister of Canada. In his quest for power, he must face his imperious mother, a war-mongering governor-general and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic. Meanwhile, King hesitates in love between a British soldier and a French-Canadian nurse and furtively indulges a fetishistic obsession for women’s footwear. When his vainglorious run for leadership culminates in an epic battle between good and evil, King will learn that disappointment may be the only way to survive the 20th century.

Winner of the Critics’ Prize in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival and best canadian first feature film at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Voyelles Films

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