Canada | 2015 | 96 minutes | Pedro Morelli

A comic-book artist insecure about her chest size, an action-movie director lacking his cocksure advantage, and a melancholy Brazilian model-turned-novelist share an interconnected fantasy world in this delightfully meta comedy featuring original songs by Kid Koala.

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Aspiring comic-book artist Emma (Alison Pill, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) works in a Toronto warehouse creating realistic sex dolls. Intimidated by the flawless bodies around her and challenged by her co-worker/sometime lover Bob (Tyler Labine, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) about her own assumed physical shortcomings, Emma decides to spitefully illustrate a story about the perfect man, Edward. Edward (Gael García Bernal, Y Tu Mamá También) is a hotshot movie director and lothario, and his latest film finds resistance from his long-suffering agent and producer (Don McKellar and Jennifer Irwin, both from "Slings and Arrows"), who demand that the film be reshot into something more mainstream. The film in question, an art-house "poem" miles away from the action films of Edward's past, follows Michelle (Mariana Ximenes, "Passione"), a successful but emotionally unfulfilled model who, despite pushback from her naysaying husband (Jason Priestley, "Beverly Hills 90210"), yearns to be a novelist, and she runs off to her native Brazil to find herself and her creative spirit. As these three stories twist around, bounce off, and crash into each other in a wild mix of live action and pulsating animation, each character is confronted with questions of autonomy, free will, and the limitations of physical perfection.

Director Biography
Pedro Morelli is a Brazilian filmmaker who studied sound design and directing at the University of São Paulo. He worked alongside his father, director Paulo Morelli, on the 2009 film Entre Nós. Zoom is his solo directorial debut.

Sponsored by Canada-America Society, Canadian Studies Center, Consulate General of Canada, CTI BioPharma

  • Director: Pedro Morelli
  • Principal Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Tyler Labine, Mariana Ximenes, Jason Priestley
  • Country: Canada, Brazil
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Producer: Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman
  • Screenplay: Matt Hansen
  • Cinematographers: Adrian Teijido
  • Editors: Lucas Gonzaga
  • Music: Kid Koala
  • Awards: Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award)
  • Filmography: Entre Nós (2013)
  • Language: English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Screen Media Films
  • International Sales: WTFilms