The Demons

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    The Demons

    Les Démons

    Directed by

    Canada

    2015

    118 min

    • French

    Drama

    San Sebastián IFF

    While a series of kidnappings of young boys is raging in Montreal, Félix, 10, finishes school in Old Longueuil, an ordinary suburb of peaceful appearance. Imaginative and sensitive, Félix, like many children, is afraid of everything: the possible divorce of his parents, who seem to be going through a crisis; maniacs who prey on little boys; shady neighbours, and even AIDS. Little by little, the childhood imaginary demons merge with demons of a disturbing reality.

    Awards

    • AQCC Award for International Feature - FNC Montréal
    • Golden Gate New Directors Award - San Francisco IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Edouard Tremblay-Grenier
    Pier-Luc Funk
    Laurent Lucas
    Pascale Bussières
    Victoria Diamond
    Screenplay
    Philippe Lesage
    Cinematography
    Nicolas Canniccioni
    Editing
    Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
    Music
    Pye Corner Audio
    Sales
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    Production
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    Press

    A daring, exquisite study.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Cool observation, a studied but not glacial pace, and a troubling yet compelling atmosphere of permanent unease, this rewarding, thoughtful second feature from an erstwhile documentary maker blessed with a coolly quizzical eye

    Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

    Philippe Lesage

    Philippe Lesage

    Canada

    In reality, people are multidimensional, they're complex. We all have to fight and struggle within ourselves, with our good sides and bad sides.

    Philippe Lesage began his career as a documentarian and made four acclaimed films, including THE HEART THAT BEATS (2010), which was notably awarded the Jutra for Best Documentary. His first fiction feature film, THE DEMONS (2015), was shown in the official competition in San Sebastian and won the Golden Gate Award in San Francisco, among others. GENESIS (2018), the follow-up to that film, premiered at the Locarno Festival and won many awards throughout its festival run.

    Selected Filmography