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The Clown

Maxime Genois / 2017 / 17 min. / Canada / FRENCH / ENGLISH SUBS


A trained actor, the protagonist is dreaming of playing tragic heroes of the classical repertoire, but his career is going nowhere. In order to earn a living, he becomes
“Coquetti the Clown” and gets hired to entertain kids at birthday parties.
In the film, we see him on his way to fulfill one of his usual contracts, or so he thinks, not yet knowing that a lifechanging experience awaits him.

Cast & Crew

Director: Maxime Genois
Screenplay: Maxime Genois et Nicolas Dionne-Simard
Cinematographer: Jules Cloutier-Lacerte
Editor: Louis Chevalier-Dagenais
Sound, Sound Design, Sound Mix and Music: Ilyaa Ghafouri
Artistic Direction: Constance Chamberland
Cast : Emmanuel Schwartz, Aliocha Schneider, Gabriel Lemir




Comedy, Work, Theatre



Immediately after graduating from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal in 2015, Maxime Genois starts his career as a comedian, having the chance to work with such renowned stage directors as Denis Marleau and Catherine Vidal.

Actor, director and screenwriter, he directs his first film, « Le Clown », in 2017, featuring Emmanuel Schwartz and Aliocha Schneider.


- 2017 -
Special Screening | Festival de Cannes - Talent Tout Court, France
Special Screening | Off Courts - Prends ça court!, France
In Competition | Festival de cinéma en Abitibi Témiscamingue, Canada
In Competition | Fairhope Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Images en vues, Canada

- 2018 -
In Competition | RCVQ, Canada
In Competition | Prends ça court!, Canada
In Competition | Longue vue sur le court, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Film d'Angoulême, France

- 2019 -
In Competition | Cinéma on the Bayou, USA


- 2017 -
Jury Prize | Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal, Canada


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