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Crème de menthe

Philippe David Gagné et Jean-Marc E.Roy / 2017 / 22 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS INTERNATIONAL FRENCH, ENGLISH, Spanish

Synopsis

A young woman returns to her home town after the death of her father. As a single daughter, she must empty the house of her father, who was a compulsive accumulator (or hoarder). She will then revisit, through the various stacks of objects, the life of her father, trying to find out what her specific place is among this multitude of memories.

Cast & Crew

  • Direction and Screenplay : Philippe David Gagné et Jean-Marc E.Roy
  • Direction of photography : Olivier Gossot
  • Editing : Philippe David Gagné et Jean-Marc E.Roy
  • Sound : Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin-Gagnon
  • Production : La Boîte de pickup

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Dramedy, Family, Death

Trailer

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Biography

Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné met in Saguenay in 2002 and have been working together since 2008. A long-time fellow of CALQ and SODEC, their productions have been seen in several countries, in festivals and on television, and have won numerous awards around the globe. We were able to follow them in Labrador in their series "PICK-UP: meeting one end of the world" which also won a Gemini in 2012. Another web-documentary series, "COWBOY: a Canadian dream" was also nominated for the Gemini Awards. Their latest short film, "BLEU TONNERRE", was selected at Cannes Directors' Fortnight in 2015 and has won numerous awards. The two directors are currently working on their respective feature films (fiction for Gagné and documentary for Roy) and on the production of a new documentary series "RETIREMENT (S)". They founded their production company in 2016, LA BOÎTE DE PICKUP, and their first production, "CREME DE MENTHE", has its world premiere at the 49th Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2017.

Festivals

- 2017 -
In Competition | Director's Fortnight at Cannes, France
In Competition | Cinema Jove, Spain
In Competition | Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico
In Competition | Sao Paolo Int. Short Film Festival, Brazil
In Competition | TIFF, Canada
In Competition | Cinefest Sudbury, Canada
In Competition | Off-Courts, France / Jury Price Studio Elément
In Competition | Atlantic Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Athens IFF, Greece
In Competition | Reykjavik IFF, Iceland
In Competition | Milano IFF, Italy
In Competition | Vancouver IFF, Canada
In Competition | Carroussel de Rimouski, Canada
In Competition | FIFIB, France
In Competition | Kinenova, Macedonia
In Competition | Festival International de Cinéma en Abitibi, Canada
In Competition | Asiana Short Fest, South Korea
In Competition | Festival Cucalorus, USA
In Competition | FICFA, Canada
In Competition | FICMO, Canada
In Competition | Séquence Court-Métrage, France
In Competition | Kaunas IFF, Lituanie

- 2018 -
In Competition | Clermont-Ferrand IFF, France
In Competition | Victoria IFF, Canada
In Competition | Prend ça court, Canada
In Competition | RVCQ, Canada
In Competition | Bruxelles Short Film, Belgium
In Competition | NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, USA
In Competition | Seattle IFF, USA / Honorable Mention
In Competition | Basta Fest, Serbie
In Competition | San Gio IFF, Italy
In Competition | Gimli IFF, Canada
In Competition | Les Percéïdes, Canada
In Competition | Concorto IFF, Italy
In Competition | Jinzhen Int. Short Film Festival, China
In Competition | Orlando IFF, USA
In Competition | Festival Court-Bouillon, France
In Competition | Milwaukee IFF, USA
In Competition | Courts en Scène, France
In Competition | Longue vue sur le court, Canada
In Competition | Plein(s) Écran(s), Canada

- 2019 -
In Competition | Ça commence par un court, Canada
In Competition | FMK, Italy
In Competition | Guwahali IFF, India

Awards

- 2017 -
Honorable Mention, Audience Award | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada

Audience Award | Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada

- 2018 -
Regional Creation Grant | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
"Coup de Coeur" Audience Award | Festival Interactif de Cinéma de Lévis, Canada
Audience Award | Festival de cinéma québécois des Grands lacs, France
Télé-Québec Prize Best Québécois Film | Images en vue, Canada

Festivals

Le film a été sélectionné à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs à Cannes (2017).

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