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.
- AQCC Award for International Feature - FNC Montréal
- Golden Gate New Directors Award - San Francisco IFF
- Edouard Tremblay-Grenier
- Pier-Luc Funk
- Laurent Lucas
- Pascale Bussières
- Victoria Diamond
- Philippe Lesage
- Nicolas Canniccioni
- Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
- Pye Corner Audio
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A daring, exquisite study.
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
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.