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Red Herring


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 31, 1:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
June 4 – June 5
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 2023
Running Time 94 MIN
Language English
Director Kit Vincent

Tagged In The Following Film Lists


Official Selection, True/False Film Festival
Official Selection, Docaviv Film Festival

"A remarkably funny, bittersweet film about beautiful, flawed people." (Columbia Tribune)

After Kit, a young filmmaker, is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, he points his camera at his parents, compelling them to confront his illness. As the family navigates treatments, brain scans, and their own emotions, they each look for ways to make sense of the unfathomable. Kit’s mother, a nurse, goes into survival mode, while his dad finds comfort in Judaism and prepares for his conversion. Kit makes this film, insisting he does “not want it to be a sad film.” The result is an honest, intimate and darkly humorous film.

Presentation Details

Co-presented With
Reviews “Emotional, raw and quietly powerful documentary” The Guardian

“As tender and moving as they come. A film that seeks to defy the expectations of its heavy topic, however steep the odds.” Esquire
Other Festivals - Raindance Film Festival 2023 | Winner: Best UK Feature

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