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After the death of his father, an artisan does his best to raise and nurture his dynamic daughter.

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Anne Émond

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Anne Émond
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxim Gaudette ... David Leblanc
Karelle Tremblay ... Laurence Leblanc
Valerie Cadieux Valerie Cadieux ... Marie
Mickaël Gouin ... André Leblanc (as Mickael Gouin)
Louise Turcot ... Aline Leblanc
Antoine Desrochers ... Antoine
Simon Bérubé Simon Bérubé ... Frédéric
Simon Landry-Desy Simon Landry-Desy ... Félix
Annabelle Guérin Annabelle Guérin ... Laurence enfant
Marie-Claude Guérin Marie-Claude Guérin ... Florence
Olivier Aubin Olivier Aubin ... Professeur
Nathalie Cavezzali Nathalie Cavezzali ... Claire
Karl Farah Karl Farah ... Yves
Eric Balbàs Eric Balbàs ... Eduardo
Roger Vilà Roger Vilà ... Juan
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Guy's tragic death is a shock for the Leblanc family. For many years, the real cause of his death is kept hidden from some members of the family, including his son David. The latter in turn starts his own family with his wife Marie. He lovingly raises his children Laurence and Frédéric, but deep within him harbours a persistent melancholy. Written by Alessio Rocco

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Poignant and Resonant Meditation on Power of Depression
20 March 2016 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

A kiss on top of a frozen lake is a spark from which a Quebecois family begins. In the ensuing decades of love and loss the family has a beautiful home, a puppet workshop that is as profitable as it is fulfilling, a white cedar grove to walk through and everything needed to be happy. Yet there is a shadow cast over them. The sensitive, kind and talented family patriarch, David, struggles with depression. His daughter Laurence, as sensitive and artistically gifted as her father, is just as prone to dark thoughts. The specter haunts and controls David and Laurence even as it fuels their artistic prowess. It does so with unseen and perhaps unknowable strings.

The film's theme is poignant and resonant. The main actor, Maxim Gaudette, is a wonder to behold. Some of his support is not so great, yet they are not so distracting. Director Anne Emond presents the story in a novel way. She sometimes, for instance, plays uplifting music at sad events. The contrast in moods creates a weird feeling. In afterthought it was a good way to dramatize the events of the story without dwelling in them. The story took turns I didn't expect and it came together quite well. Seen at the 2016 Miami International Film Festival.


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