#TIFF18: “FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Set in the 1960s young Irish Traveller, Frances (Hazel Doupe), finds her dreams of being a boxer treated when her father gets released from prison. Float Like a Butterfly is the second Feature film for Irish Director Carmel Winters and will have its World Premiere at TIFF in the Discovery Programme.
Typically a film following the aspiring dreams of a boxer has a male protagonist, however, Float Like a Butterfly has a powerful female lead. This is the greatest strength in the Film which is made even better by the controlled and expressive performance by young actress Hazel Doupe.
Float Like a Butterfly screens at TIFF on Saturday, September 8 at 2:15 PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3, Monday, September 10 at 7 PM at Scotiabank 8, and Friday, September 14 at 3:15 PM, at Scotiabank 11.