Leonard Farlinger, director and writer
The producer of Bruce McDonald’s Trigger and Reg Harkema’s Monkey Warfare and director of the Brad Smith adaptation All Hat, Leonard Farlinger is a highly respected member of Toronto’s Indie film scene and a TIFF favourite. The festival public gave Farlinger’s new romantic drama I’m Yours a nice reception when it premiered last fall at TIFF.
Road movie; romantic melodrama
Robert, a New York stockbroker unhappily spending his 30th birthday drinking with his pal Phil, picks up the gorgeous and mysterious Daphne in a bar and spends a wild night with her. He wakes up the next afternoon in a car, with Daphne in the driver’s seat, on the road to a place he’s never heard of before—North Bay. As the two journeys up North, they quarrel, meet quirky folks and—maybe—fall in love.
Each is harbouring a deep secret: Robert’s is financial and Daphne’s, intensely personal. Can they help to solve each other’s dilemmas—or will their encounter be brief and, ultimately, inconsequential?