“A Woman’s Tears” is a film about a stoic Winnipeg yoga instructor moving into a new home and navigating the challenges of new relationships.
Production title: “A Woman’s Tears”
Writer/Director/Producer: Hugo Lunny
Format: Feature film
Synopsis: Dia, a yoga instructor living in Winnipeg, prides herself on her strength and her ability to keep her emotions in check. She has never been one to cry, and has always believed that vulnerability is a weakness.
Dia moves into a new home and finds herself confronting new challenges and relationships that force her to reevaluate her beliefs. As she becomes more connected to the people in her life, she attempts to let her guard down and allow herself to feel things more deeply.
Through a series of intimate moments with friends and romantic partners, Dia begins to discover a new side of herself. However, her newfound sensitivity also exposes her to pain, forcing her to confront skeletons she had thought would never re-emerge from her past.
“A Woman’s Tears” is an exploration of the power of vulnerability and emotional connection. Through Dia’s journey, we are reminded of the importance of opening ourselves up to love and the beauty of our complex and sometimes messy feelings.
Logline: A Winnipeg yoga instructor who never cries learns to confront her fears and embrace vulnerability when she moves into a new home.
Tagline: Vulnerability is not weakness.
Dia Piluso has lived in Winnipeg all of her life and witnessed the changes in the early 2000s, a significant period growth for the city with several developments that helped shape it into what it is today.
One of the most significant Winnipeg changes was the development of the downtown area. The city invested in infrastructure improvements and revitalization projects, including the opening of the MTS Centre (now known as Bell MTS Place), which became the home of the Winnipeg Jets NHL team in 2011. The Forks, a historic site at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, also underwent a significant transformation, with the addition of a new market building and public space that became a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
The 2000s also saw an increase in cultural diversity and the recognition of Indigenous peoples in Winnipeg. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened in 2014, which included a focus on the history and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The city also began to celebrate Indigenous culture more prominently, with events such as the annual Manito Ahbee Festival, which includes a powwow and Indigenous music and art.
In terms of economic development, Winnipeg saw growth in several key industries, including aerospace and transportation. The city became home to the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which brought tourism and investment to the area. Additionally, Winnipeg became an important center for the film and television industry, with several productions filming in the city, such as the popular TV series, “Less Than Kind”.