POV Presents Winter’s Yearning at Rendezvous with Madness - Win Tickets!


There are so many film festivals running throughout October, but one must keep mental health in mind when navigating the overwhelming range of options. Fortunately, Toronto’s Rendezvous with Madness Festival centres the festival experience around conversations about mental health to give audiences both the release and reassurance they need during this strange year. This year’s Rendezvous with Madness Festival runs Oct. 15 to 25 with a mix of in-person and virtual screenings. POV is pleased to support this year’s festival by co-presenting the screening for Winter’s Yearning, a powerful film that observes what happens to a small town in Greenland as they wait for an American corporation to fulfill its promise to bring prosperity to the region.

Synopsis: Winter’s Yearning is an eye-opening portrait documentary of the small fishing town of Maniitsoq, Greenland, which has been selected as the next plant location for US aluminium giant ALCOA. An aluminium plant could provide a useful step towards Greenlandic independence. However, visions of the anticipated windfall fade into a waiting game. Directors Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilskog intertwine the lives of three Maniitsoq residents: a social worker, a young woman and the town’s ‘aluminium coordinator’. Through attentively layering their stories, situations and personal efforts towards self-sufficiency, the atmosphere of a small-town yearning for progression and change is beautifully portrayed.

Thanks to our friends at Rendezvous with Madness, POV has tickets to give away to the virtual screening of Winter’s Yearning! Simply email info@povmagazine.com with the subject RWM 2020 and tell us your #1 tip for practicing good mental health in the era of COVID-19.

Winter’s Yearning screens October 17-19 during Rendezvous with Madness with a virtual panel on Oct. 19 at 7:00pm.