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An afternoon with Paolo

Anabelle Lavoie / 2014 / 11 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH

Synopsis

When Ben comes to volunteer for the first time at Paolo’s retirement home, their awkward meeting suggests a strange situation. The retirement residence is well known for its sponsorship program and assistance to the elderly, but there is a catch. What is the real secret to their success? The mystery of this retirement home is well kept inside its walls...

Cast & Crew

  • Direction and Screenplay : Anabelle Lavoie
  • Direction of photography : Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
  • Editing : Catherine Gélinas
  • Sound : Sally Rylett
  • Music : William Edery
  • Mixing sound : Tim Horlor
  • Artistic direction : Julia Blackwell
  • Actors : Marcel Sabourin, Tommy Joubert

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Comedy, Elderly

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Biography

Anabelle has completed studies in film production at Concordia University and is particularly passionate about scriptwriting and directing. His short films have been selected at various festivals in North America (Fantasia, FCVQ, International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, RVCQ, as well as at the Broad Humor Film Festival in California). Her most recent project, An Afternoon with Paolo (2014), was also awarded the Jury Prize at the Canadian Student Film Festival as part of the 2014 World Film Festival. Anabelle is currently writing for various projects and at the same time works in marketing communication.

Festivals

- 2014 -
In Competition | Fantasia Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma Internaitonal de l'Abitibi-Témiscaminge

- 2015 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Canada
In Competition | Festival Cinémâge, France
In Competition | Broad Humor Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival, Canada

- 2016 -
In Competition | Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec, Canada

- 2019 -
In Competition | Seoul International Short Film Festival, South Korea

Awards

- 2014 -
Jury Prize | Festival du Film Étudiant Canadien, Canada

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