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The Origin of Evil (2023)

Opens on September 22

Director: Sébastien Marnier Run Time: 125 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Dominique Blanc, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Laure Calamy, Suzanne Clément

Country: France, Canada
Language: French with English subtitles

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 Venice Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Toronto Film Festival

Stéphane is a modest woman living in financial precarity. When her living situation takes a turn for the worse, she decides to reconnect with her estranged father, Serge, who after abandoning her and her mother years earlier, has become incredibly wealthy with a massive estate. As Stéphane enters this new world fueled by secrets and betrayals, she slowly realizes that Serge may not be the genial patriarch she believed him to be.

“nothing is quite as it seems in this jaunty romp… Propelled by revelations, twists and a seasoning of sly humour”

—Allan Hunter, Screen International

About the filmmaker:

Sébastien Marnier is a French director and screenwriter. His works include the short films The Main Game (2002) and Handsome Jack (2003) as well as his feature debut Faultless (2016) followed by the creepy classroom thriller School’s Out (2018), which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. His third feature, the suspenseful dark parable The Origin of Evil, premiered in the Horizons Extra at Venice, where it was nominated for the Audience Award and the Queer Lion, and went on to screen at TIFF, BFI, and Frameline47, where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

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