WHITE LIE
2019, 96 min, Canada, Dir: Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis

University student Katie Arneson (played with arresting intensity by Kacey Rohl) is struggling to balance life and school with her recent cancer diagnosis. To help pay for both, she starts an online fundraising campaign - the trouble is, Katie’s cancer story is fake. While initially convincing, cracks begin to appear in her story, putting her on a collision course with her girlfriend, her father and university officials, as well as nurses and doctors. A fascinating, tautly constructed psychological drama, WHITE LIE is a searching examination of millennial identity and morality in the age of social media. Included in TIFF's "Canada's Top Ten" list of 2019. “A gripping cautionary tale for the Fake News era.” - Stephen Dalton, Variety.


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