Director Elizabeth Lazebnik’s (Safe Room) new film, Be Still, will make its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2021. The film stars Piercey Dalton (The Open House), Daniel Arnold (Ash), James McDougall (Becky), and Amber Taylor (Child’s Play 2019). Be Still will be streaming virtually on VIFF Connect on October 1st and will have two in-theatre screenings at the VIFF Centre – Vancity Theatre on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM and Friday, October 8, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
Be Still takes place in 19th century BC and delves into the mind of an artist whose shattering grief leads to the creation of striking new artforms. All but erased from history, 40 years before Dali and the Surrealist movement began, professional Canadian photographer Hannah Maynard was perfecting surrealist art techniques in her Victoria, BC studio. The film, which took 17 years to make, is a work of passion and dedication from filmmaker Elizabeth Lazebnik. With 15 short films and three TIFF premieres under her belt, Lazebnik is proud to debut her first feature in BC where Maynard lived and worked.
Check out the trailer below: