Worst Case, We Get Married (Et au pire, on se mariera)


Rafael 2 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 3:30 PM
Rafael 3 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 6:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:90 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Léa Pool
Producer:Lyse Lafontaine
François Tremblay
Elisa Garbar
Screenwriter:Léa Pool
Sophie Bienvenu
Cinematographer:Denis Jutzeler
Editor:Michel Arcand
Cast:Sophie Nélisse
Karine Vanasse
Jean-Simon Leduc
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Fourteen-year-old Aïcha Saint-Pierre is as possessed with her obsession for Baz, a handsome, 20-something neighbor, as she is consumed with fury at her single mother, Isabelle. Simmering with hormones, turbulence, and emotion, the Montreal teenager skips school, crafts a variety of rebellious personas informed by the Central-South neighborhood prostitutes who serve as her confidantes, and feverishly calculates how to beguile well-meaning Baz into the lover of her dreams. Her story unfolds through flashback and confession, leaving the audience to determine the nuances of truth stuck through a web of fabrications, presented by the unreliable narrator, Aïcha herself. In adapting French-Canadian novel Et au pire, on se mariara, acclaimed filmmaker Léa Pool (The Passion of Augustine, MVFF 2015) re-teams with actress Karine Vanasse (Emporte-moi) and elicits passionate performances from sisters Isabelle and Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief, MVFF 2013) as she explores the tumultuous nexus of obsession, desire, fantasy, and truth.

In association with Digital Moose Lounge.

Additional Information

Léa Pool's unique cinematographic path has singled her out as one of Canada's great filmmakers. Her notable films include Strass Cafè (1980), La femme de l'hôtel (1984), Anne Trister (1986), À corps perdu (1988), La demoiselle sauvage (1991), Mouvements du désir (1994), Lost and Delirious (2001), The Blue Butterfly (2004), Maman est chez le coiffeur (2008), La dernière fugue (2010), Pink Ribbons Inc (2011), Double Sentence (2015), and La Passion d’Augustine (2015). Her widely acclaimed film Emporte-moi (1999), won several awards including the 49th Berlin Festival Ecumenical Jury Special Award. Pool has also directed several documentaries for television such as Gabrielle Roy, winner of a Gémaux award for best documentary. Pool also shares her knowledge by teaching screenwriting and film directing and by giving acting workshops.