5.9/10
493
6 user 73 critic

Mars et Avril (2012)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Fantasy | Horror

A modern day fantastic, sci-fi/horror interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story.

Director: Martin Villeneuve
Real Lies (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A veteran from Afghanistan meets a Producer who wants to make a movie about his live post war.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Stéphane Rousseau, Mathieu Quesnel, Julie LeBreton
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Philippe Duval
Stars: Francis Ducharme, Caroline Dhavernas, François Papineau
Blue Moon (TV Series 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Justine Laurier inherits of his father's company and thwarts the plans of a group of unscrupulous individuals who are hiding their illegal activities behind the screen offered by the "national security" and "state secrets".

Stars: Karine Vanasse, Luc Picard, Éric Bruneau
Blind Vaysha (2016)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right she can only see the future. The past is familiar and safe... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Ushev
Stars: Caroline Dhavernas
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David, Colin Mochrie
Red Nose (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Coincidentally, a critic and a writer team up for Operation Nez Rouge. It seeks to take revenge on him for a very negative criticism until she falls in love. But he plays double game with her?

Director: Erik Canuel
Stars: Patrick Huard, Michèle-Barbara Pelletier, Pierre Lebeau
Niagara Motel (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Craig Ferguson, Peter Keleghan, Damir Andrei
Triptyque (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Triptych is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller, her sister Marie, a singer and actress, and Thomas, a German neurologist and Maries future husband.

Directors: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
Stars: Frédérike Bédard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Piesbergen
Mr. Average (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As they prepare to test products for a multinational corporation, a marketing company targets a typical guy as their guinea pig.

Director: Pierre-Paul Renders
Stars: Khalid Maadour, Caroline Dhavernas, Chantal Lauby
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wealthy American Quaker woman rebels and marries a French baron for love. A plan to start a Parisian salon with a distinctively democratic air brings conflict with her new surroundings ... See full summary »

Director: Michael MacKenzie
Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Caroline Dhavernas, Colm Feore
Over/Under (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Paul Keller (Steven Pasquale - "Rescue Me") is a hedge fund manager with a gambling problem who is fired after a bad deal costs his firm millions. Shut out of the job market, he and his ... See full summary »

Director: Bronwen Hughes
Stars: Steven Pasquale, Caroline Dhavernas, Anthony Carrigan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacob Obus
...
Paul Ahmarani ...
Arthur
Robert Lepage ...
Eugène Spaak - tête
Jean Asselin ...
Eugène Spaak - corps / Serveur automate
...
Bernard Brel
Jean Marchand ...
Pneumatologue
Kathleen Fortin ...
Modèle d'Arthur
Marcel Sabourin ...
Capucin
André Montmorency ...
Pierrot
Gabriel Gascon ...
Arlequin
...
Marsonaute no. 1
Pierre Leblanc ...
Marsonaute no. 2
Richard Robitaille ...
Marsonaute no. 3
Khanh Hua ...
Serveur automate
Edit

Storyline

Montreal, the future. Elderly jazz musician Jacob Obus (Jacques Languirand) still draws in audiences with his mesmerizing performances, playing instruments based on female models, designed by his much younger pal Arthur (Paul Ahmarani). The latest model, intriguing artist Avril (Caroline Dhavernas), entices both Arthur and Jacob. In the resulting love triangle, the old musician is ultimately victorious and appears to be in love for the first time in his life. But then Avril is accidentally transported to Mars, where the first manned mission just happened to land. Enter Eugène Spaak (Robert Lepage), inventor, cosmologist and Arthur's father, who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love. Written by Mars et Avril Inc.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mars and April  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 2,250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In January 2014, Mars et Avril (2012) was sold to the U.S. In February 2016, it was announced that the crew members, for the first time ever in their career, had received a check for a film they made with a deferred pay. An art-house indie film that makes its money back is probably a first in Quebec. This is thanks to the work of the American distributor, but mainly to Martin Villeneuve's TED Talk which attracts lots of viewers to see the film online on platforms such as iTunes and Amazon. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Air only travels one way in an instrument, we must follow the breeze.
See more »

Soundtracks

Le soupirotique
(2:23)
Composed by Benoît Charest
Courtesy of Simone Records (available on iTunes and in vinyl record)
Under license from EMA Films & Mars et Avril Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful film
7 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this film is exquisite and intelligent. Perhaps not made for the ordinary moviegoer and maybe a little bit too long, but certainly brilliant in its context and perfect visually. One must pay attention to detail to appreciate the depth of this artwork. Costumes, make up and hair did a magnificent job creating a "futuristic" look. What does the future hold? How will we dress, what will we drink, what will we do? The music and sound effects are magnificent, the visual effects are extraordinary. Futuristic Montreal is quite beautiful. Art department created a warmth that is perfectly in sync with the slow drawn out feeling of this new universe. If our future it is anything like this film where beauty and thought, where love and passion seem to be the principal motivators, I am looking forward to it. To appreciate the film, one must also listen carefully to the discourse about music, the universe and time and about love and beauty. I believe this film should be watched more than once.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trailer music? ReganRebecca
Does it pass the Bechdel Test? berta99
Discuss Mars et Avril (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?