PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very talented.
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- What’s your favourite scene or line from the movie?
- Which puzzle in the movie is most intriguing?
- Which observation of Robert about Agnes seems most significant?
- Agnes and Robert seem worlds apart culturally, yet how are they similar?
- Does Louie evoke any sympathy in you? Why or why not?
- Agnes seems to awaken considerably, yet the ending begs for more narrative. How do you imagine the next puzzle pieces falling?
- Which puzzle-like passion or pastime enlivens your life?
- Which Scriptural text or wisdom story does the movie evoke?
- Defaulting to conventional social roles is easy yet dangerous. How do you keep from falling into them?
- How does the movie speak to you about vocation or challenge your understanding of vocation?