Drama / 84 min / Canada
DCP / Color
Language: English
A film by Ingrid Veninger 


Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Delphine Roussel, Hallie Switzer


During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall), she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world of girls.

Official selections

Toronto International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival

Rome – Alice nella città

New Fest – New York

Mix Brazil

Biennal 3 of Moving Image – Frankfurt

Gijon International Film Festival

Chéries Chéris Film Festival – Paris

The Director

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a ‘nothing is impossible’ manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has been writing, directing and producing feature films (Only, Nurse.Fighter.Boy., Modra, i am a good person/i am a bad person, The End of Time, The Animal Project, He Hated Pigeons), all of which have premiered at festivals worldwide including: TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, OUTFest, MoMA and Karlovy Vary, garnering awards and distribution worldwide. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK FILMS FEMMES LAB to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, Ingrid is working on her MFA thesis film at York University. Porcupine Lake is her 6th feature as writer/director/producer.

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