Cross My Heart

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    Cross My Heart

    Les rois mongols

    Directed by

    Canada

    2017

    104 min

    • French
    • English

    Fiction

    'Mimi… Would you like to have a grandma? She could rock us to sleep, read us stories, make us cake….' · 'And a Mickey Mouse costume?'

    Montreal, 1970. The radical left-wing nationalist group 'Front de libération du Québec' has forced the province into a state of emergency, and meanwhile the twelve-year-old Manon looks on helplessly as her family falls apart. Her father is ill and because her mother is unable to cope, she is forced to give up her children to separate foster families. However, Manon has sworn to her younger brother Mimi that she will never leave him alone, and so she hatches a daring plan: She forms a revolutionary group with her cousins and kidnaps an unsuspecting grandma. They demand home-made cakes, bedtime stories, and above all that they are allowed to live the way they want to. In a remote cabin, they spend their days enjoying their new-found freedom – far from the ignorance of the grown-up world.

    Awards

    • Crystal Bear for the Best Film of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus - Berlinale Generation
    • The Miloš Macourek Award for Best Youth Performance in a Feature Film (Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau) - Zlin FF
    • Main Prize of the Youth Jury for Best Feature Film - Zlin FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau
    Anthony Bouchard
    Henri Picard
    Alexis Guay
    Clare Coulter
    Maude Laurendeau
    Julie Ménard
    Jean-François Boudreau
    Martin Desgagné
    Sophie Cadieux
    Screenplay
    Nicole Bélanger
    Cinematography
    François Dutil
    Editing
    Carmen Mélanie Pépin
    Music
    Viviane Audet
    Robin Joël Cool
    Alexis Martin
    Production
    ECHO MEDIA
    Sales
    TELEFICTION DISTRIBUTION

    Press

    Luc Picard

    Luc Picard

    Canada

    Born in Lachine in Quebec, Canada in 1961, he graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique in 1988 and then worked as a theatre actor. He is known to television audiences for his starring role in the series Omertà. He began writing scripts and directing in 2004. His feature film debut AUDITION, in which he also played the leading role, screened worldwide at festivals and won several awards. His films BABIN and ÉSIMÉSAC have also enjoyed international success.