TIFF 2017: ‘A Worthy Companion’ Review

Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone in A WORTHY COMPANION, an Entertainment One release.


Imagine your worst anxiety in a relationship (intimate or otherwise), multiply it by 100 and you’ll have the tone that first-time filmmakers Carlos and Jason Sanchez create with A Worthy Companion – a film about two tortured souls that enter into an extremely unhealthy relationship.

Seeing as the Sanchez brothers’ are fine art photographers, it’s no surprise that the film looks absolutely stunning. Every cigarette and dimly lit room compliments the tone the brothers so passionately develop throughout the entire film. A Worthy Companion could’ve easily been nothing more than a pessimistic bore, but the evident level of tender care that the filmmakers had creates a feeling of hope that our characters will find a healthy way of expressing their endearment for each other – one that doesn’t involve violence or breaking down mentally. You can’t afford to miss this beautiful portrait of human emotion.

Rating: 9/10

Public Screenings: Sept 10 7:30 pm, Sept 12 3:30 pm

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2 Replies to “TIFF 2017: ‘A Worthy Companion’ Review”

  1. This isn’t a film about “two tortured souls”, it’s a film about a sexual predator and their prey. And it looks like garbage, half the scenes are out of focus, focus racks are late and sloppy, the lighting is dull, the mise en scene and framing is lacking any artistry whatsoever. Poorly directed, poorly edited, well acted, but the poor leads have no support from the filmmaking whatsoever. I’ve seen hundreds of films at TIFF over the years and this is easily the worst.

    1. Well, that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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