AWARDS, SCREENINGS, AND PRESS
Canada Only, April 23 - May 20
CURRENT AND FUTURE JASMINE ROAD SCREENINGS ONLINE IN THESE FESTIVALS
Click links below for online screening tickets
Film.ca Cinema Presents (Oakville, Ontario) April 23 - May 20, 2021. Canada Residents only. Create account at www.zuzuvod.com and then choose Film.ca Cinema Presents: Jasmine Road to purchase tickets. Opening Series Film.
Southern Cone International Film Festival (Valparaiso, Chile) - May 20 - 23, 2021.
International Filmmaker Festival of New York - May 21 - 24, 2021. Tickets link coming soon.
Fine Arts Film Festival, Venice ,California, June 8 - 14, 2020. Tickets Link coming soon.
Love Is Folly Film Festival, Varna Bulgaria, August 27 - Sept 3, 2021. Ticket Link coming soon
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM DRAMA – EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2020
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM AWARD/ALLEGRA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - MILTON FILM FESTIVAL, 2021
AUDIENCE AWARD, INVERMERE FILM FESTIVAL, 2021
OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - EDMONTON IFF, 2020
OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - CALGARY ARAB NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, 2020
OPENING SERIES FILM - FILM.CA CINEMA PRESENTS SERIES, 2021
OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL, 2021, NOMINATED BEST FEATURE FILM/BEST LEAD ACTOR
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTIONS TO DATE
Calgary IFF, Edmonton IFF (Opening Night Film), Calgary Arabic Film Nights Festival (Opening Night Film), Telefilm Canada Perspectives Berlin showcase EFM 2021, Reel Canadian Film Festival 2021, Milton Film Festival 2021, Invermere Film Festival, Collingwood Film Society Festival, Ancaster FF, Film.ca Presents, International Filmmaker Festival of New York, Okotoks Film Festival, Fine Arts Film Festival (Venice, CA), Sedona IFF, Love Is Folly Festival (Varna, Bulgaria), Southern Cone International Film Festival (Valparaiso, Chile).
CANADIAN PRESS EXCERPTS:
“Sulatycky’s Alberta landscapes will break what's left of your heart after you go through the wringer with his extraordinary characters in Jasmine Road. Sulatycky has a reverence for character, and a patient way with the lives of his characters, and they all come to a kind of marvelous life in Jasmine Road”. - CTV, Stephen Hunt
“A Quiet Study of intersecting lives. Thanks to perceptive performances of the actors and well-crafted characters, the film offers surprising depth without ever becoming preachy. A remarkable performance by newcomer Melody Mokhtari”. - Calgary Herald, Eric Volmers
“Writer-director Warren Sulatycky takes it down to a personal, emotional, and honest level you never get on the evening news. The result is an edgy yet surprisingly gentle tear-jerker – one that can make your blood boil at the same time. For the most part, the film steers clear of anger and violence; instead, with rich dialogue and well-drawn characters, we are gifted with a remarkable insight into people who are “just like us. The element of “magic” adds an extra emotional layer to an already heartbreaking, heart-warming story. Better bring Kleenex.” - GIGCity
“A beautifully filmed, poignant story about the common humanity that binds us all together. The acting is beautifully understated. Greg Ellwand is suitably restrained as the laconic Mac and Ahmed Muslimani takes the prize for his portrayal as Salem – being a gay Muslim man is dangerous almost anywhere, but particularly so in a highly conservative rural area. His weariness, resignation, and grief are completely believable. Best of all, the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful and the stunning vistas alone are worth your time. The highlight of Jasmine Road is its overarching message of tolerance, acceptance, and shared human experience. The film makes it clear that despite our cultural differences, we are all human and share the experience of loss and pain. We find joy and meaning in our families and we also find satisfaction in mastering skills and sharing our work with others. What this lovely little movie shows is that people of good will can bridge that gap with kindness, empathy, openness, and a little bit of effort.” - ParentPreviews.com
“The acting alone — plus the back and forth of Arabic and country music — are worth your support as the Edmonton Film Festival’s opening night film” - Edmonton Journal
"Fantastic piece of work, heartfelt, very much a film audiences can identify with whether they have been through the experiences of the characters or not. Looks Beautiful. Deserving of being the opening night film of the Edmonton International Film Festival." - CJSR RADIO, Edmonton
“Top Five Films at Calgary International Film Festival” - Immrfabulous.com