The trailer of Porcupine Lake

Porcupine Lake is an upcoming Canadian drama film directed by Ingrid Veninger. Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) is newly arrived from Toronto, and painfully lonely. Her parents are fighting over what to do about the family-owned diner. Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) has lived in the area all her life, along with her absent, constantly hungover mother, her troubled older brother, Romeo, and her angry older sister, a single mom herself. Drawn together by curiosity, desire, and their fascination with and fear of the looming world of adolescence, the pair forges a deep bond, despite objections from those around them about how short-lived their friendship will be. Set in the Ontario cottage country, Ingrid Veninger’s assured, affecting sixth feature follows two girls dealing with their volatile desires and the chaotic, messy emotional lives of their parents and older siblings. The film is currently featured at Toronto International Film Festival.

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