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Maraschino Cherries

Vincent Paquette / 2023 / 19 min. / Canada / FRENCH / Canada

Synopsis

Jeff and Gaby, brother and sister, have been unified and resourceful forever. They’ve been braving life together, living with little. Pending an eviction from their landlord, they have no choice but to take matters into their own hands to come up with the money. Facing this challenge, Gaby is having great change in herself: her values and her way to see life are put to the test. Having less than a day, will they find a way to make the money without jeopardizing their core values?

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Maude Lafond, Laurent Marion, Vincent Paquette
  • Cinematographer : Serge Bertrand
  • Editor : Patrick Bourque
  • Sound : Hugues Bernatchez
  • Sound mix : Jorie Pedneault
  • Sound editor : Peak Medias
  • Music : Narcisse
  • Artistic director : Laurie Foster & Alice Poirier
  • Cast : Maude Lafond, Laurent Marion, Hugues Frenette, Marie-Ginette Guay

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Trailer

Biography

Graduated from the Quebec Conservatory of Dramatic Art in 2020, Vincent Paquette is an actor, author, and director. He wrote and directed the short film "Vie de rêve," which won the filmmaker's grant at FCVQ (Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec) in September 2020. On stage, he appeared in "Le meilleur des mondes" at the Théâtre du Trident. He is also part of the cast of "L’heure Bleue," a production presented at the Carrefour International de Théâtre.

Festivals

- 2023 -

Les Percéïdes, Gaspésie, Québec
Soirée régionale - Kinomada-Spira-FCVQ,  Québec, Québec

- 2024 -

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, USA
Festival Émergence de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Mot de la réalisatrice

Cerises au marasquin” is a film inspired by a short play written by Laurent Marion and Maude Lafond during our studies at the “Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec”. The themes of the cinematic adaptation are influenced by quebec’s realities in certain regions : the me too movement, the housing crisis and the lack of resources for people living financial precariousness.

During the production, it was important for me to stay close from reality as being raw and concrete. My main motivation for the direction was to make sure we stayed true to the character’s emotions as well as the realism for the decor.

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