You Can Live Forever

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FEATURE | Canada | 96 MINUTES | English, French | English subtitles

YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER

Drama, LGBTQIA

In the early 1990s, queer teenager Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after the death of her father. Early on Jaime makes an unexpected connection with Marike, the daughter of a prominent Witness elder. The two are instantly drawn to each other, and begin a secret, unspoken relationship. But when their attraction becomes too obvious to hide, the community moves to separate the two, forcing them each to make a terrible choice between faith and love.

Montreal filmmakers Sarah Watts and Mark Slutsky join forces on their debut feature to share this thoughtful and relatable story of forbidden romance and the intensity of first love. Anwen O’Driscoll and June Laporte play the compelling couple, gifting us with some standout scenes of queer bliss. While Marike seems tortured and incapable of commitment, our loyalties lie with O’Driscoll’s characterization of Jaime, who imbues the role with an unapologetic attitude that is worth the watch.--Lucy Mukerjee

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Mark Slutsky and Sarah Watts

Sarah Watts and Mark Slutsky are a writer and director team from Montreal. Mark’s previous film work has shown at festivals like Tribeca and TIFF; he’s also an award-winning video game writer. Sarah’s previous work has shown at Slamdance. When not making films, she works as a sports writer and editor. 

Director
Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
Producer
Robert Vroom
Screenwriter
Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
Cinematographer
Gayle Ye
Editor
Amélie Labrèche
Composer
CFCF
Production Designer
André Chamberland
Executive Producer
John Christou
Associate Producer
Barbara Rosenstein
Cast
Anwen O'Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell, Tim Campbell, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Robert Vroom
Prospector Films
Montreal, H4B1C8
Phone: 514 247 4556
rob@prospectorfilms.ca
Press Contact
Robert Vroom
Prospector Films
Montreal, H4B1C8
Phone: 514 247 4556
rob@prospectorfilms.ca
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Barbara Rosenstein
Prospector Films
Montreal, H2L 3K1
Phone: 514 993 9331
barbara@prospectorfilms.ca
Press Contact
Rob Fleming
Prodigy Public Relations
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: 530-591-0895
ts@prodigypublicrelations.com
US Sales Contact
Orly Ravid
The Film Collaborative
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 323 610 8128
orly@thefilmcollaborative.org
US Sales Contact
Bill Straus
Bridge Independent
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 646 599 3454
Bill@bridgeindependent.com