length: 94 min
director: Jim Allodi
producer: Nick de Pencier
d.o.p.: Steve Cosens
Released in Canada by Odeon Films
The Uncles traces the relationship between John Toma (Chris Owens) and two women. His girlfriend Rochelle (Veronika Hurnik) is a beautiful graduate student who wants to leave her husband and start a family with him. His sister Celia (Tara Rosling), who isn't waiting for anybody to start a family, takes babies off the street and brings them home the way a child brings home chestnuts. It's becoming more and more difficult for John to deflect Celia's growing reputation as a crazy woman and a kidnapper. As John juggles the decision about his girlfriend and their future together, he and his brother Marco (Kelly Harms) develop a radical solution to the problem of Celia: they decide to arrange for their sister to have a baby of her own. But their scheming has some unexpected results. The Uncles is a love story with all the mess and awkward humour that love creates.