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.

“An incredible, shattering revelation for me.” – David Cronenberg

A film by David Secter