Daybreak

Daybreak

Directed by Ian Lagarde

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 10 min 30 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park, ride their bikes, mess with each other; it's yet another suburban summer afternoon. But beneath the smiles lies a growing tension, an certain violence which leads the group to a collective release of unexpected intensity; a ritualistic initiation into adolescence.

Themes

friendship, delinquency, childhood, violence

Biography

Ian Lagarde grew up on movie sets as a young actor. He quickly looks at the camera and screenwriting, and studied film production at Concordia University. Upon leaving school, he obtained funding for The American Savannah, a feature documentary about the disproportionate importance of the lawn in the American psyche. The film is presented three times at Télé-Québec, twice opens the summer season of The Nature of Things and received a special jury prize at RIDM 2008. He wrote and directed three short fiction films: Christmas Pious board the eye and Solar Wind, which won the award for best director at the 2012 edition of «Focus on the short film in Saguenay.« In parallel, he worked as director of photography on several short films and music videos, then turns Vic + Flo saw a bear (Denis Côté, 2013), which won a Silver Bear (Price Alfred-Bauer) on 63 Berlinale.



Distribution

Alexander Fitchev, Émilie Sénécal

Team

Production

Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Ménaïc Raoul (Voyous Films)

Script

Ian Lagarde

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mathieu Laverdière

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu

EDITING Mathieu Grondin
Sound Dominique Greffard, Sylvain Bellemare
Music Pantera

Awards

Slamdance Film Festival | 2014 | BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Prix Prends ça court! | 2014 | PRIX AIR CANADA


Festivals

Vladivostok International Film Festival Pacific Meridian
BFI London Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Centre culturel canadien à Paris
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Vancouver International Film Festival
Atlantic International Film Festival
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
FlickerFest International Short Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Focus Québec à Cuba
Slamdance Film Festival
GROS Courts
BUFF International Children and Young People Film Festival
Short’n’Sweet
Niagara Intergrated Film Festival
Fantasia
Missouri Film Festival