Follow the Fox

Follow the Fox

Directed by Simon Laganière

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 17 min
Formats DVD, DCP
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Richard and Clément, two cousins who grew up together in Québec’s Côte Nord region, decide to team up to raise money for their ailing grandfather. Inspired by their childhood idol Terry Fox, the cousins leave Sept-Îles to reach the place where the famous one-legged runner prematurely ended his Marathon of Hope : Thunder Bay, Ontario. In a sincere attempt to pay tribute to Terry, Richard travels on his bike without ever touching his handlebars, while Clément follows him in his beat-up pick-up truck. The road is long, and sometimes, the best way forward might be backwards.

Themes

family relationships, illness, sport, rural

Biography

Simon Laganière is a musician and director from Champlain, Qc. His songs and films generally tell tales inspired by actual facts. In 2006, his film Richard de Ville-Marie was named Best Film at the Festival du Documenteur de Rouyn-Noranda. The same film earned him the Jury Prize at the Court en Web contest. He went on to direct Normand from the top (2007) and Les Outils (2009), two films that were shown in numerous festivals around the world, and which earned him the Ex-Centris Prize to the Best Young Director (2007), as well as the Jury Prize at the Fantasia Film Festival (2009). Simon is also a singer-songwriter in Les Frères Goyette, a folk band currently signed to the Dare to Care record label.



Distribution

Mathieu Gosselin, Francis La Haye

Team

Production

Mathieu Denis (Art & Essai)

Script

Simon Laganière

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Geneviève Perron

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Marjorie Rhéaume

EDITING Annie Jean
Sound Martyne Morin, Sophie Cloutier
Music Fred Fortin

Awards

Prix Prends ça court! | 2014 | MENTION DU JURY


Festivals

Atlantic International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Mecal International Short Film Festival
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Dawson City International Film Festival
Cinergie Festival du Film Francophone
Festival des Films de la Relève
Fantasia
Palm Springs International ShortFest
CinéFest Sudbury
Edmonton International Film Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Curta Cinema
Longue vue sur le court
Cinebairro
Coup D’ciné
De Nevers à l’aube
Prix Écrans canadiens