Winter Kept Us Warm

1965, Canada. 81m, 16mm

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Screened February 26, 2019

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The first English-language Canadian film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, this endearing University of Toronto-set debut focuses on the blooming relationship between shy freshman Peter (Henry Tarvainen) and popular upperclassman Doug (John Labow). Then-22-year-old filmmaker David Secter’s pioneering independent feature exudes the poignancy of homoeroticism and unspoken desire, subtly and daringly depicting collegiate camaraderie through the lens of cozy queer companionship.


A film by David Secter

An incredible, shattering revelation for me.”

David Cronenberg