Mi Nina Mi Vida

Mi Nina Mi Vida

Directed by Yan Giroux

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 19 min 10 s
Formats DVD, DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


A man and his giant stuffed bear move through the bustling crowds and noisy rides at an amusement park. In the face of this strange world he can no longer relate to, Jack searches for a reason to smile... The camera follows him as he navigates this unwelcoming space, rendering a striking choreographed cinematic experience.


father-daughter relationships, lonelyness


Yan Giroux was born in Bromptonville, Quebec, in 1980. His artistic journey began through contemporary poetry. Ever since, his film and video work draws inspiration from a finely detailed observation of the world. Be it in documentary or fiction, Yan Giroux creates impressionistic films that privilege the cinematic experience. His films are deliberately paced, infused with rich symbolism in the landscapes surrounding his characters. His three feature-length documentaries, French – July 14th in Marseille (2011), Elegant (2009) and Cubanos (2007), have screened widely at international film festivals. Surveillant (2011), his fifth short fiction film, has received many distinctions, including the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and was presented at the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, among others


Jöel Henriques, Olivier Leduc, Julie Therrien, Laurie Deneault, Rosie Ladouceur



Annick Blanc (Alt Collection)


Yan Giroux


Olivier Laberge


Geneviève Huot

EDITING Yan Giroux
Sound Marie-Pierre Grenier
Music Marie-Hélène L. Delorme


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Festival du nouveau cinéma
Festival interntational de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Fort Myers International Film Festival
Indie Lisboa
Scarborough International Film Festival
Palm Spring Short Fest
Brevard Short Film Festival
Rio Gay Film Festival
Halifax Independent Filmmaker Festival
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
AFI Film Festival