Tu Dors Nicole

  • Madam Armande Madam Armande

Showings

Rafael 1 Fri, Oct 10, 2014 3:45 PM
Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 11, 2014 8:45 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:Canada
Year:2014
Running Time:93
Language:French
Director:Stéphane Lafleur
Producer:Luc Dery
Kim McCraw
Screenwriter:Stephane Lafleur
Cinematographer:Sara Mishara
Editor:Sophie Leblond
Cast:Julianne Cote
Catherine St-Laurent
Marc-Andre Grondin
Francis La Haye
Simon Larouche
Godefroy Reding
Print Source:Seville International (eOne)
Note Writer:Laura Henneman

Description

Twenty-two-year-old Nicole is having trouble sleeping, even before her big brother moves his groupe de rock-‘n’-roll into the living room. It’s a sweltering summer and she is still contentedly living at home, while her peers pass her by on the path to adulthood. Even Nicole’s 10-year-old babysitting charge Martin seems her philosophical senior, with his delightfully bizarre baritone disquisitions on the nature of life and declarations of his undying love-“Do what you want, I will wait for you!” Nicole isn’t sure what she wants out of life, but, when push comes to shove, is spurred into action and makes her own defiant statement. Julianne Côté is exquisite as the amiable, albeit aimless, Nicole, capturing that moment when a young person realizes coming of age can be a bit of a comedown. Writer-director Stéphane Lafleur’s psychologically spot-on script, excellent use of music, and velvety black and white textures contribute to a cheerfully dreamlike feel in this understated film that, as its title implies, is destined to be a sleeper hit. US PREMIERE

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Additional Information


Ste´phane Lafleur is a filmmaker, musician and film editor. His first feature film, Continental, un film sans fusil (2007), had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in the Venice Days section and was selected by major international film festivals in Thessaloniki, Gothenburg, Rotterdam, Oslo and the AFI FEST in Los Angeles. The film won the Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as a Bayard d’Or for Best Film at the Namur International Film Festival.