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Video: Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

After being showcased at Venice, TIFF (where we were on hand) and SXSW, A24 releases Lean on Pete in theatres this weekend. There is not much horsing around in Andrew Haigh‘s fourth feature film, which comes after critically praised Weekend and 45 Years. The road trip, coming-of-age journey where we feel the alienation of the young teen with a set of alienating circumstances bolted in familiar set of scapes was the winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award (best actor at the Venice Film Festival. Charlie Plummer toplines this art-house drama. The premiere took place at the Bell Lightbox, with a lengthy post screening Q&A below with Haigh and Plummer.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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