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PROGRAMMERS NOTES

Love, envy, sense of possession, and man-made moral contracts go hand in hand in Emily Gan and Daniel Schachter's fiction feature debut.
Heartbroken Nadia (Marie-Marguerite Sabongui) unintentionally disrupts the peaceful relationship of a couple when she unexpectedly asks Sam (Charles Brooks), her dearest friend, to be her sperm donor. Cora (Alysa Touati), still grieving for her mom's death, sees Nadia as both an opportunity and threat; given a chance to Sam experiencing fathership can fill the void of Cora's reluctance for motherhood, albeit the consequences of her choice might put their partnership in jeopardy.
Pink Lake scrutinizes an ongoing, bittersweet conversation among couples concerning having vs. not having children, and Emily and Daniel pour their real-life experience into it.

Reza Sameni

Pink Lake

Emily Gan, Daniel Schachter

Director:

Emily Gan is filmmaker, photographer and yoga teacher born and raised in Montreal. "Cavebirds," Emily’s debut feature documentary, received the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs 2019. "Pink Lake," co-created with her husband Daniel Schachter and a first feature fiction film for them both, premiered at the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival. Daniel is a songwriter and filmmaker from Montreal. His short films have won prizes at film festivals and been broadcast on TV. He releases albums under his first and middle names, Daniel Isaiah.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Emily Gan, Daniel Schachter

Producer

Emily Gan, Daniel Schachter, Jacob Potashnik

Cinematographer

Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky

Editor

Emily Gan, Daniel Schachter, Jared Curtis, Geoff Klein

Principal Cast

Alysa Touati, Charles Brooks, Marie-Marguerite Sabongui

Emily Gan, Daniel Schachter

DRAMA | 80 MINS | ENGLISH | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

Pink Lake