Sensitively played but ultimately undone by its unconventional approach, this third installment in writer-director Carl Bessai's trilogy of films dealing with Canadians at an emotional crossroads (which began with 1999's Lola
and continued in Lola
, 2001) ends with an elderly professor returning home to confront the remnants of the family he abandoned. Scheduled to receive an honorary degree from a university in British Columbia, renowned London scientist Emile (Sir Ian McKellen) has been invited to stay at the new home of his estranged niece, Nadia (Deborah Kara Unger), and her 10-year-old daughter, Maria (Theo Crane). Nadia has just separated from her ...