True North | True North
A Serbian mother and daughter find that their new lives in Canada resemble purgatorial states. While Jasna (Mirjana Jokovic), a trained architect at home, is condemned to mind-numbing internships in Toronto, Nina (Nina Kiri) faces the indignity of repeating her final year of high school. Already prickly and combative, Nina’s misery is further compounded when a schoolyard bust-up sees her sentenced to working on a high school theatre production. As she increasingly finds solace in social media apps that keep her tauntingly tethered to home, Jasna devotes herself to further developing her passion project: a community centre intended for refugees. Her devotion to this undertaking sees her forsaking her medication and drifting into increasingly manic behaviour.
Demonstrating a gift for subtle but deeply affecting storytelling, Sanja Živković’s feature debut compassionately examines the psychological toll that relocation takes on immigrants and refugees.
"The chemistry between Kiri and Jokovic is outstanding… Everything that speaks to the struggles of recent immigrants to Canada rings true… Easy Land has a big beating heart…" - Andrew Parker, Gate