Welcome to the World will have its Canadian premiere at the Image+Nation Festival Film LGBTQueer Montreal on November 28, 2017, at 6pm. Co-director, writer, and actor Albert M. Chan is a native of Canada.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Image+Nation Festival Film LGBTQueer Montreal is Canada’s oldest LGBT film festival. Welcome to the World will be screened at District Vidéo Lounge as part of a celebration of the festival’s 30th anniversary.
Welcome to the World is a daring film about a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous shot, the journey of one man’s awakening from isolation back to humanity. The film stars Albert M. Chan and is directed by Albert M. Chan and Anthony Grasso.
Richard Propes (The Independent Critic) gives it four stars and writes, “RIVETING… CHAN’S PERFORMANCE IS DEEPLY MOVING… LINGERS IN YOUR BRAIN LONG AFTER THE CLOSING CREDITS”. Kirk Fernwood (One Film Fan) praises the film as “INTELLIGENT, INVENTIVE, AND INSPIRED… CHAN DOES A FANTASTIC JOB… DRAWING YOU IN WITH EVERY WORD… THE FINALE IS A STROKE OF CREATIVE BRILLIANCE AND ARTISTRY”.