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Director
Jeremy Podeswa

Filmography
1993 Caveman/Rainbow (short)
1995 Eclipse
1999 The Five Senses
2001 The Susan Smith Tapes (short)
2002 Touch (μμ/short)
2007 Fugitive Pieces

Biography
He was born in Toronto and studied Film at the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In addition to directing numerous short films, he has directed several music videos and television projects, including multiple episodes of the series Queer as Folk, Six Feet Under and Carnivàle. His feature film The Five Senses won a Genie Award for Best Direction and Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the Toronto IFF. Fugitive Pieces was the opening night film at Toronto IFF 2007.

Special Screenings

Fugitive Pieces / Jeremy Podeswa

"Fugitive Pieces" is the first Greek-Canadian co-production. It is a powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption.The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WW II.As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate, Greek archeologist. He then spends the rest of his life trying to come to terms with the losses he has endured.Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.


Director:Jeremy Podeswa
Script:Jeremy Podeswa (based on the novel by Anne Michaels)
Cinematography:Gregory Middleton
Editing:Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Sound:Sylvain Arsenault
Music:Nikos Kypourgos, Art Direction: Matthew Davies
Costumes:Anne Dixon
With:Stephen Dillane (Jakob), Rade Sherbedgia (Athos), Rosamund Pike (Alex), Robbie Kay (little Jakob), Ayelet Zurer (Michaela), Ed Stoppard (Ben), Rachelle Lefevre (Naomi), Nina Dobrev (Bella), Themis Bazaka (Mrs. Serenos), Memos Begnis (Makis), Elli Fotiou (Allegra 50s), Yorgos Karamichos (Ioannis)
Producer:Robert Lantos, Executive Producer: Takis Veremis
Production:Serendipity Point Films Inc.
Production Country:Canada
Co-production:Cinegram SA & Strada Films (Greece)
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:104'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 19:00
FRIDA LIAPPA:Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 11:00
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