“Bloom” from BC director Kasey Lum lands at the Toronto International Film Festival

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      Bloom from BC director Kasey Lum will get its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

      Selected for the TIFF Short Cuts Program, the film stars Jodi Balfour (The Crown, Ted Lasso) as Laurel, a woman who turns to a houseplant for companionship after her relationship implodes.

      “The plant appears to take root in Laurel’s psyche; making her question where it ends and she begins—a metaphor for the interconnectedness between humans and nature, and the consequences that resistance between the two creates,” Lum said in a statement.

      The elevator pitch for the Bloom, which was produced by Vancouver production company Boldly, goes something like this: “The film explores our innate desire to affiliate with nature.”

      One of the movie world’s marquee events, The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 7.

      First surfacing as a video director for artists like Felix Cartal and Hermitude, Lum recently completed a television series pilot for Sunflower Lemonade.

      Balfour plays a venture capitalist on Ted Lasso, and appeared as Jackie Kennedy in The Crown—which, if you haven’t watched, you totally need to get on board with, no matter how little interest you might think you have in England’s royal family. 

      Here’s a clip from Bloom.