My Last Summer

My Last Summer

Directed by Paul-Claude Demers

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2016
Length 14 min 59 s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

During a heat wave in Montreal Tom, 11 years old, meets Edith, also 11. He soon discovers that Edith carries a terrible secret. Tom eventually loses his innocence at the dawn of this first love, which becomes the symbol of his last summer.

Themes


Biography

Claude Demers directed his first feature, The Invention of Love, in 2000, which was followed by a documentary trilogy: Barbers, a Men’s Story (2006), The Ladies in Blue (2009) and Where I’m from (2014). Poetic and human, his films have received awards and been selected in internationals festivals, such as Rotterdam, São Paulo, Palm Springs, La Rochelle, Vancouver, and Hot Docs.



Distribution

Antoine Marchand-Gagnon, Émilie Bierre, Frédérick Bouffard, Christine Beaulieu

Team

Production

Étienne Hansez (Bravo Charlie)

Script

Paul-Claude Demers

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nicolas Canniccioni

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Charlie Beaudoin

EDITING Alexandre Leblanc
Sound Sylvain Vary, Patrice LeBlanc, Jean-Paul Vialard
Music Devin Ashton-Beaucage

Awards

Caroussel du film de Rimouski | 2016 | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE
Interfilm Berlin | 2016 | BEST SHORT FILM
Kuki & Teenscreen Film Festival | 2016 | BEST TEENAGER SHORT FILM
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie | 2016 | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DU JURY


Festivals

Seoul Youth International Film Festival
Caroussel du film de Rimouski
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie
Interfilm Berlin
Kuki & Teenscreen Film Festival
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie