Ina Litovski

Ina Litovski

Directed by André Turpin, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 10 min 42 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray, HDCAM
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, French subtitles, Version originale française et russe

Synopsis

Sophie lives with her mother in a small apartment in a popular area. Tonight she plays the violin in the school concert. With normal children. Sophie is not like the others, but, exceptionally, it will be among them. She wants her mother to be there. She wants her mother to see her on stage. She’d want, for a moment only, to shine a little.

Themes

self esteem, marginality, mother-daughter relationships, lonelyness

Biography

Since 2000, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette has directed many documentaries - including Les Petits princes des bidonvilles, Les Mains du Monde, Si j'avais un chapeau, Tap-Tap and Les Petits Géants. In 2002, she represented Canada at United Nation’s Volunteers' Odyssey, which brought her to shoot 15 short documentaries worldwide. In 2008, her first fiction feature, The Fight, was released and was part of the official selection in Pusan and Berlin’s film festivals. It also won many awards around the globe - including in Taipei Film Festival, Miradas Madrid Film Festival and Vladivostok Film Festival. André Turpin, one of his generation’s most gifted filmmakers, was writer, director and director of photography on Un crabe dans la tête, his latest feature. His previous work includes the anthology feature Cosmos, for which he directed one of the segments, and the critically acclaimed Zigrail, his first feature film. Turpin has also worked as director of photography on many features, including Denis Villeneuve’s award-winning Maelström, Philippe Falardeau’s It’s not me, I swear ! and most recently on Incendies, for which he has won Jutra and Genie awards.



Distribution

Marine Johnson, Geneviève Alarie

Team

Production

Stéphanie Verrier (Productions Flow)

Script

André Turpin, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

CINEMATOGRAPHY

André Turpin

PRODUCTION DESIGN

David Pelletier

EDITING Elric Robichon
Sound Sylvain Bellemare
Music George Perlman

Awards

Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie | 2012 | BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
Prix Prends ça court! | 2013 | BEST SOUND, POST MODERNE PRIZE, BEST ACTRESS, AIR CANADA PRIZE, SPIRAFILM PRIZE


Festivals

Festival del film Locarno
Festival International Film Francophone de Namur
Ciné-festival en pays de Fayence
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Janela de Cinema
Zinebi
Cinéma du Québec à Londres
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Victoria Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Palmspring Shortfest
Tribeca Film Festival
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen Film Festival
Cinéergie Film Festival
Air Canada Quebec Gold
In the Palace
Tapis Rouge
Fantasia
Potsira Seaside Film Festival