The Lesser Blessed

Director: Anita Doron Year: 2012 Run Time: 86min
The Lesser Blessed (2012)

Fort Simmer, Northwest Territories is a tough place for teenager Larry Sole (Joel Evans) to grow up in. Larry, both fragile and angry, is seeking a place to belong. His tenuous relationships with his friends, his family, and his Indigenous identity have left him feeling vulnerable, and the violence and drugs that surround him threaten to pull him down. 

Anita Doron explores questions of identity, ancestry and belonging in this sensitive and tender coming-of-age story that is brought to life by the powerful performance of Evans. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for four awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay at the Canadian Screen Awards. 

"An impressive debut by Evans, whose brown eyes are both soulful and watchful. It's a performance that commands our attention and empathy." – Bruce Demara, The Toronto Star

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Director(s):

Anita Doron

Writer(s):

Anita Doron

Producer(s):

Christina Provesan

Cast:

Joel Evans, Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon, Chloe Rose

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

English

Region:

The Lesser Blessed is filmed and set in the Northwest Territories. Anita Doron is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
14A Saskatchewan
14A Yukon