If you’re in Toronto during the ReelWorld Film Festival, check out a feature I shot back in 2008, “A Touch of Grey”.
Here’s what festival programmer Bobby Del Rio has to say about the film:
“I think of this as a post-Sex and the City film. It’s not often that older women get a chance to get major roles on screen, and certainly not roles like these. Featuring some of the best performances at this year’s ReelWorld festival (including established Canadian actress Maria del Mar), A Touch of Grey is definitely a polished film – geared toward a female demographic. The story revolves around a group of middle-aged friends who reflect on their lives in the past 20 years or so of friendship – from high school to their current lives. What emerges is an explosive revelation of secrets, horrors and confessions.
In an industry dominated by 20-year old ingénues, it’s rare to see a woman over 40 play anything other than a stock character. It’s refreshing to see so many great roles for middle-aged women in the same film – and the result is a clinic for the actor in subtlety, depth of emotion and nuance. Four sharply defined characters take us through their roller coaster of emotions, and the culmination of their efforts is an utterly human film that is as honest as it is heartwarming.”