Ryan McKenna

2007 Knights of the Blue Collar (short)
2008 The Uniform (short)
2009 Chinatown (short)
2009 Bon Voyage (short)
2011 Honky Tonk Ben (short doc)
2012 The First Winter
2013 Survival Lessons (doc)
2014 Controversies (short doc)
2015 Le Coeur de Madame Sabali/Sabali

He is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker. He was born in Saint Boniface (Manitoba), but has been based out of Montreal since 2008. McKenna completed his first feature film in 2012 – The First Winter, which premiered at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. His next film was the short experimental documentary Controversies, which was played as an official selection at Hot Docs, DOXA, NSOT at the Cannes IFF, and the Doc Fortnight MoMA, among many others.

Open Horizons

Sabali / Ryan McKenna

Sabali is a dramatic film with touches of surrealist comedy and science fiction. The film is centered on the strange, beautiful and emotional story of Jeannette. When her boyfriend Bruno quits having sex with her, Jeannette starts a romantic fling with a younger man from work. She also has a severe heart condition that keeps her trapped in a suburb of Montreal. But after receiving her new heart, Jeannette is befriended by her donor’s son, a Malian teenager who believes she is his mother reincarnated – which we discover is partly true.

Director:Ryan McKenna
Script:Ryan Mckenna, Becca Blackwood
Cinematography:Ian Lagarde
Editing:Ryan McKenna
Sound:Patrice Leblanc
Music:Amadou & Mariam
With:Marie Brassard (Jeanette), Francis La Haye (Albert), Michel Forget (Alphonse), Youssef Camara (Chibale)
Production Design:Becca Blackwood
Producer:Ménaïc Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Becca Blackwood
Production:Voyelles Films, Canada Τ. +1 514 912 1982
Production Country:Canada
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Costume Design: Becca Blackwood
International Premiere
12.11.2015 Jour de la Francophonie – TV5Monde

Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 19:30 | ID:526
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:623