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Porcupine Lake (2017)

Porcupine Lake (2017)




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Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world of girls set in northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.


Critic Reviews for Porcupine Lake

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Indy filmmaker Ingrid Veninger strives earnestly to create an iconic Canadian coming-of-age story. It isn't entirely successful.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Remarkable performances by the two young actors at the centre of the film -- along with assured, subtle storytelling by director/screenwriter Ingrid Veninger -- propel this cottage country coming-of-age drama.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Veninger has bottled that very precise moment when a young girl is trying to figure out the woman she's going to become.

February 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Sweetly-told tale of a tween summer best-friend crush has its own very Canadian vibe. But it has universal appeal to anybody who remembers how it felt to be an awkward age.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Porcupine Lake is carried on the shoulders of its young stars, who, with guilelessly natural performances, act circles around their more experienced costars.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Amidst the more refined naturalistic photography and tighter-than-usual plotting, it's this emotional acuity that makes Porcupine Lake instantly recognizable as Veninger's work.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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