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The Apartment

Justine Gauthier / 2018 / 11 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS INTERNATIONAL FRENCH, ENGLISH

Synopsis

For the first time since her divorce, a mother welcomes her two kids into her modest new flat. Her son’s liveliness and her daughter’s questions make for a weekend that wavers between tension and tenderness.

Cast & Crew

  • Direction and Screenplay : Justine Gauthier
  • Direction of photograpy : Sarah Baril Gaudet
  • Editing : Catherine Perreault
  • Sound : Alexandre Leblanc
  • Music : Wiktor Tyrchan
  • Sound making : Catherine Perreault
  • Sound mixing : Philippe Lefevbre
  • Actors : Monia Chokri, Shanti Corbeil-Gauvreau et Raphaël Bergeron-Lapointe
  • Production : La Cabane

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Youth, Childhood, Family, Initiation story

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Biography

Justine Gauthier completed a Bachelor's degree in Film at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2016, where she specialized in editing. After graduation, she worked as an assistant editor at the Post-Modern post-production house and as a film editor on several short films. In February 2017, she made her first independent short film, The Apartment.

Festivals

- 2018 -
Jury Prize "Tourner à tout Prix !' | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In Competition |Fantasia Film Festival, Canada
Special Screening | Les Percéides, Canada
In Competition | Off-Courts, France
In Competition | Festival du film de Saint-Séverin, Canada
In Competition | St-John's Women Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Cucalorus, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Film sur l'Education, France
In Competition | Images en vue, Canada
In Competition | FICFA, Canada
In Competition | Dumbo Film Festival, USA

- 2019 -
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
Relève Québécois Award | Filministes, Canada
In Competition | Vancouver Women in Films Festival, Canada
Special Screening | Semaine de la Francophonie, USA
In Competition | Minikino, Indonesia
In Competition | Made Her Showcase, USA

- 2020 -
Special Screening | Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium
In Competition | Cinema Sisters International Film, USA
In Competition | Festival Emergence, Canada
In Competition | Cinemagic Film Festival, United Kingdom

Awards

- 2018 -
Jury Prize "Tourner à tout Prix !' | Festival REGARD, Canada

- 2019 -
Relève Québécois Award | Filministes, Canada

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