Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees

Directed by: Paula Ortiz

If life gives you a second chance, would you take it?

United Kingdom

PLOT : After surviving World War II, American war-hero Colonel Richard Cantwell begins his journey in a new post-war era. Internally, he is plagued by the horrors he witnessed and the friends he lost. After being recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the colonel makes his way to Venice to have a quiet weekend of solitude. While driving through the city with his military driver, visiting all the places that haunt his mind, Cantwell has a chance encounter with a 'one of kind woman'. As his plans unravel, so does his lack of belief in the chance to begin again. Based on the 1950 novel by Ernest Hemingway, this is a story about love, war, and hope in which Cantwell discovers that life has fleeting moments and it is up to you to make the most of the time you have left.

Paula Ortiz. is a Spanish director, writer, and producer. Ortiz went to the Autonomous University of Barcelona and gained a master’s degree in writing for cinema and TV. Ortiz began to produce a number of short films until her debut film the Chrysalis (2011). She won the Pilar Miró Prize for Best New Director for Chrysalis and was also nominated for 3 awards at the 2012 Goya Prizes, again for Best New Director. Following these incredible achievements, Ortiz went on to win the FEADORA International Prize for Women’s Criticism. In 2015, her film La Novia (The Bride) won Best Director and Best Drama at the 3rd edition of the Premios Feroz Awards. She is a member of the Assembly of Women Film-makers of Spain and is the co-founder and vice-president of the European Women Audiovisual Network.

Year 2022

Cast Liev Schreiber, Josh Hutcherson, Danny Huston, Matilda De Angelis, Sabrina Impacciatore, Laura Morante, Maurizio Lombardi, Alessandro Bressanello, Alessandro Parrello, Giovanni James Bertoia, Andrea Pergolesi, Stella Sabbadin,

Production Tribune Pictures

  • Fri, July 15
    9:30 PM
    The Distillery District, Trinity Cinema
    Trinity Street, Toronto

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