REVIEW: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
OVERVIEW: What do you do when the best and the worst moments of your life happen at the exact same time? Director and screenwriter Deborah Chow explores these questions and the darker side of love in her award-winning feature film debut, THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, starring Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) and Isabelle Blais (Human Trafficking).
When Chow’s film debuted at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival, it won the TIFF/SKYY Vodka Award for Best First Canadian Feature, followed by the Best Screenplay Award for a 1st or 2nd Feature at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. THE HIGH COST OF LIVING played in select theaters nationally.
SYNOPSIS: Henry (Braff) is an American drug dealer living in Montreal and not a particularly nice guy. Nathalie (Blais) is a beautiful young woman, married, and about to have her first child. One night, Henry makes a wrong turn and their lives tragically collide—literally, they are involved in a car crash. As Nathalie’s life unravels, Henry becomes her unlikely guardian angel, bringing some much-needed calm in the storm of her life. She finds a welcome relief in the rumpled stranger who seems only too willing to offer her refuge..
But Henry has his own problems. His past misdeeds are catching up to him and he soon discovers that he is no longer able to hide from his past or his present. The inevitable impact of his choices forces both Henry and Nathalie to confront loss, love and life, and ultimately to decide whether the high cost of living is worth it.
5.1 English and French
An Interview with Zach Braff, presented by American Express
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