Milton’s Secret is set to screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) September 30, 2016 and October 9, 2016.
VIFF’s summary of the film:
A victim of bullying at school and a witness to his workaholic parents’ (David Sutcliffe and Mia Kirshner) tensions at home, 12-year-old Milton (William Ainscough) grows despondent and retreats into an emotional shell. In desperate need of a guardian angel, he’s fortunate to have one arrive on his doorstep in the form of his enlightened, living-in-the-moment grandfather, Howard (Donald Sutherland). Wading into this fraught scene with an almost uncanny air of tranquility, Howard takes Milton under his wing and shares essential wisdom with the boy regarding how he might unburden himself of both past grievances and anxieties over the future.
VIFF is proud to present this special family screening of Barnet Bain’s open-hearted adaptation of the bestselling children’s book by renowned spiritual teacher, author and Vancouver resident Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now). Blending contemporary concerns about financial uncertainty, bullying and social isolation with a soundtrack featuring classic pop songs by Donovan, Bain spins a timeless story about inner peace and empowerment that will resonate with parents and children alike. Given that the world seems to growing more chaotic by the moment, the reassuring insights contained with Milton’s Secret couldn’t have been revealed at a better time.
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Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, VIFF’s program inbludes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.