Montreal, October 1970. Twelve-year-old Manon's family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care. Manon is incensed. Inspired by the... See full summary »
Fidèle au roman, le film relate le dernier été du jeune Félix Leclerc dans la maison familiale de La Tuque, au Québec, tout juste avant qu'il quitte la région pour aller étudier à Ottawa. ... See full summary »
JP and Vincent, two brothers from a dysfunctional family, get involved in their uncle's drug cartel. Things quickly start spiraling out of control for Vincent, the younger and more unstable of the two.
A surgeon taking care of third degree-burns, married to an intelligent and sensitive wife, father of an obedient child, a skillful handyman, an excellent cook, Louis lives in a perfect ... See full summary »
After Sophie and Jessica had witnessed a brutal crime when they were kids, Jessica promised her younger sister Sophie: "I will always protect you!" Growing older, this promise became an ... See full summary »
Frida is different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class. When they have to work together at school, it's the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation Achievement meets impossible love.
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Lilith continues her string of murders and takes her friend Eve under her wing. Soon they find out that they are both being hunted by a ruthless sadist, Jackson, who will stop at nothing to kill them both.
Unlike anything you've seen before, this film is not meant to be a fun ride, yet it is a rewarding one.
From a visual standpoint, this films succeeds unlike any other Quebec film from recent years. The use of wide angle lenses and black and white reminds us of an unlikely cross between Terrence Malick and David Lynch. It is without a doubt one of the best shot films in recent Quebec cinema.
As for the acting, it is stellar. The standout is obviously Marine Johnson, who has to play an incredibly difficult role and is simply unforgettable as the main character. How she appropriates herself the character, all the small details she puts into her performance to make this character believable makes this performance nothing short of heartbreaking. Antoine L'Écuyer is great as usual, giving here a dry, brutal yet nuanced portrayal of a despicable character. The father, played by Jean-François Casabonne, is... disturbing. I'll leave it at that.
If you can handle the harsh subject matter and like being challenged a bit, maybe even provoked, while watching a film, then this is for you.
Although I would be hard-pressed to find a film I can say is actually similar to this one, I would recommend it to fans of Yorgos Lanthimos' work, Kubrick's "The Shining" and Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist".
In case you didn't catch my drift, faint of heart stay away! Everyone else, enjoy the show.
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