Les Nôtres

Director: Jeanne Leblanc Run Time: 103 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Denis Larocque, Émilie Bierre, Judith Baribeau, Marianne Farley, Paul Doucet

Country: Canada
Language: French


Presented in our Virtual Screening Room from June 18 — August 19, 2021


About the film:

World Premiere at the 2020 Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma Festival and winner of the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

To the tight-knit community of Sainte-Adeline, Quebec, Magalie appears as a normal suburban high school sophomore surrounded by friends. But this popular teenage girl is harboring a shocking secret: she’s pregnant. When Magalie refuses to identify the father, suspicions among the townsfolk come to a boiling point and the layers of a carefully maintained social varnish eventually crack.

About the filmmaker:

Jeanne Leblanc studied cinema at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she now lectures. Her intimate and poetic short films have been selected at festivals around the world. Since 2005, she has worked as an assistant director on projects like Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways (2012), Walter Salles’ On the Road (2012), Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires’ Triptych (2013) and Myriam Verreault’s Kuessipan (2019).

In 2017, Leblanc directed her own first feature, Isla Blanca, about a young runaway returning home as her mother lives out her final days. Les Nôtres is her second feature.

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