Digital Premiere

Saturday, March 5 at 11:00 am


until March 13 at 11:59 pm.

Director: Valerie Buhagiar

Featuring: Natascha McElhone, Richard Clarkin, Steven Love, Mikhail Basma

Language: English

Runtime: 88 minutes

Rating: suitable for all audiences; content advisory: mild sexual content


A Toronto-based actor, writer and director who earned a place in the history of Canadian film with her early collaborations with Bruce McDonald on ROADKILL and HIGHWAY 61, Valerie Buhagiar drew from her own family lore to create this delightful tale of a woman getting a belated chance to live life to the fullest. Natascha McElhone’s lead performance is just as entrancing as the scenery in Buhagiar’s comedy-drama about a woman in Malta who experiences a surprising liberation after years toiling as a caretaker in the church where her brother was the priest. Of course, Carmen’s eager embrace of new freedom causes plenty of disruptions for her neighbours, too. Warm, witty and energetic, Buhagiar’s latest feature is a charming reminder that it’s never too late to start your life anew.


Please note: Tickets to the in-person event are sold directly through The Screening Room. KCFF digital passes cannot be used toward in-person tickets. *We will be playing the same film on all three screens but have intentionally staggered the start times by 15 minutes in each to ensure plenty of room for distancing when patrons are entering/exiting the cinema. Please check your ticket for the exact screen and start time.


Presented with support from


modern fuel artist-run centre