White Lie

Directors: Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis

Featuring: Kacey Rohl, Amber Anderson, Martin Donovan

Language: English

Runtime: 96 minutes

Rating: 14A


What with her hair loss and the other visible signs of her battle with cancer, it’s easy to feel sympathy for Katie, the university student who’s the focus of this riveting new drama. But as soon becomes painfully clear in the latest by Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis — the talented Toronto team behind such past KCFF selections as AMY GEORGE and SPICE IT UP — Katie is not the person she portrays herself to be in her social-media feeds or the fundraising campaign she’s running on her campus. As portrayed with great intensity by Kacey Rohl, the young woman’s increasingly desperate efforts to sustain that façade give a ferocious energy to a timely parable about truth and deception in the modern age.

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