I have to see at least one movie from New Zealand and Denmark at every TIFF. Apron Strings, a NZ entry, filled one of those slots very nicely. It’s a multi-character drama about two families (one Sikh, the other White) who have some stuff to work through.
Films like this are not plot-driven. They suceed or fail based on how well the characters connect with the audience and how authentic the onscreen relationships seem. With it’s nuanced approach to issues such as sexuality, race, gambling addiction and immigration, Apron Strings plants itself firmly in the plus column.