May 2017. As the new President of the United States takes his ease in the White House, the city of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is the theatre of the mythic Crawfish Festival. It’s just another day, in America.
Jura Department, France. A judge orders the re-enactment of a crime scene in order to shed some light on inconsistencies in a murder case. Under the eye of Lady Justice, the accused, a family of three women from Quebec, have to thoroughly relive the day of the crime.
Summer 1997. The summer plan of Lea is falling. It is with a broken leg and a low enthusiasm that she begins the heat wave of July, stuck in a dreary bungalow of the suburb. However, while looking at his sister’s room, she discovers an opening to a whole new universe that will bring her to the door of her adolescence.
The Last Villains (Mad Dog & The Butcher) immerses us in filmmaker Thomas Rinfret’s journey to direct a documentary on the lives of the famed Vachon wrestling family. His protagonist is the last living member of the dynasty: Paul “The Butcher” Vachon.
Someone has been killing cats in Emmanuelle’s neighborhood while her own pet has been missing for two months. The tenacious and headstrong young woman is still desperately looking for it until she crosses path with an uptight neighbour. A look on social tensions, Nothing to See Here mixes dark humour and suspense to create a contemporary urban tale.
Our environment is saturated with chemicals and electromagnetic fields. The adverse effects of these massive exposures affect a growing number of individuals, including Isabelle, Kathya, Jean-François, Sylvain and Jayden. A glimpse into the little-known world of environmental illness.
Richard, a British coach, has been living in Mumbai for five years. His work: personal trainer for Bollywood stars. But also, he would like to become an actor.
Roseline is a renowned actress with an impressive career. After a lifetime on camera, she gets ready to play her greatest role yet. Fiction and reality blur together, surfacing a deeply buried secret—then: lights, camera, action.
Lying down on her bed, she receives a text message from a man she likes. He asks for a picture of her. Dissatisfied with the clichés she took, she starts a game where she takes herself for the famous Cindy Sherman, in four photographs from her Untitled Film Stills serie.
In order to be in her older brother’s music video, Clara, a 13-year-old tomboy, agrees to undergo a radical change of style. She soon notices that this transformation changes her brother’s friend’s behaviour towards her.
Ex-ATV champion, Martin spent the last six years in prison. Back in his hometown, he founds out that he is no longer welcome in Val-Bélair. His sister and his niece are gonna help him proving to everybody that the Prince is not dead.
In an estate located in St-Alfred of Beauce, Carl and Alexandra are attempting to take on the life of their forefathers, but cannot escape the reality of the modern world. The belief that their values will be transmitted kindles their hope and makes them fight on.
Emond, the only child of Jacques and Marie, lives in a world without words, a situation which slowly creates a breach in the heart of the family home. Diving into the depths of her despair, Marie discovers the surprising universe hidden in her son's silence.
In this short film, the director gently puts her camera in the house that has seen her grow up. She caresses the daily life of her parents in a series of paintings showing us, through still shots, the wealth of simple moments spent together. She shares with us her difficulty to accept time passing by and her keen desire to enjoy it, while paying tribute to these two dear ones.
In music, the return to the original movement. Reflections on the rhythm of childhood and parenthood from birth.
“There is only one moral worth in this story, one essential fact: we are nothing but ridiculous sparks in the light of the universe. May we have the wisdom not to forget it.”
- Hubert Reeves
Maxime, a rather cerebral blogger, is back in his hometown for the holidays. His father Jacques, a retired thrill seeker who's more the manual type, seizes the opportunity to get closer to his estranged son. His proposal : a father-son snowmobile ride...
On the eve of an inevitable exile towards the urban centers, the youth of Temiscamingue is torn between the desire of a better future and the attachment to its territory.
The viewer plunges into an abstract universe that transports him to the liking of images and sounds, to a surprising reality.
A grand-fatherA countryside in the springAn old houseA scar starts to heal
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