Stéphane Lafleur – Tu dors Nicole AKA You’re Sleeping Nicole (2014)


Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole, 22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is put to the test. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, punctuated by a heatwave, Nicole’s growing insomnia and the persistent courtship of a 10-year-old boy. Continue reading


Xavier Dolan – Mommy (2014)



A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her rambunctious 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, Kyla, the peculiar, new girl across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

Une veuve mono-parentale hérite de la garde de son fils, un adolescent TDAH impulsif et violent. Au coeur de leurs emportements et difficultés, ils tentent de joindre les deux bouts, notamment grâce à l’aide inattendue de l’énigmatique voisine d’en face, Kyla. Tous les trois, ils retrouvent une forme d’équilibre et, bientôt, d’espoir. Continue reading

Terry Gilliam – Tideland [+Extras] (2005)


After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father. As she tries to settle into a new life in a house her father had purchased for his now-deceased mother, Jeliza-Rose’s attempts to deal with what’s happened result in increasingly odd behavior, as she begins to communicate mainly with her bodiless Barbie doll heads and Dell, a neighborhood woman who always wears a beekeeper’s veil. Continue reading

Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson – Puberty (2014)

Maddin’s frequent collaborator Evan Johnson (who is co-director on The Forbidden Room) presents four visuals essays, ranging from one and a half to four minutes in length: Puberty, Colours, Elms, and Cold, each representing a visual exploration of a specific theme. Continue reading

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