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). In the last opus, Demers looks at the mystery of origins and the wounds of childhood and opens the way to My Last Summer (2016). 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

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Canada | GRAND PRIX NATIONAL
The European Independant Film Festival à Paris, France | MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY
International Short Film Festival Regensburg, Allemagne | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE
Festival Vues dans la tête de Rivière-du-Loup, Canada | PRIX DU PUBLIC
Festival Vues dans la tête de Rivière-du-Loup, Canada | MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE
Interfilm Berlin, Allemagne | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE
Kuki Teenscreen Film Festival, Berlin, Allemagne | BEST TEENAGER SHORT FILM
International Festival Ale Kino, Pologne | YOUNG PEOPLE’S JURY AWARD
Carrousel international de Rimouski | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE


Festivals

Art Film Festival
Maremetraggio Shorts International Film Festival
European Independent Film Festival
Clujshorts Film Festival
20 MINMAX Film Festival
Flensburger Kruzfilmtage - Children and Youth
My French Film Festival
Interfilm Berlin @ Vientianale International Film Festival
Kiki Intertnational Film Festival for Kids
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Interfilm Berlin
Kuki & Teenscreen Film Festival
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino
Seoul Youth International Film Festival
Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie
International Short Film Week Regensburg
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Festival Un Poing c'est Court
Québec en Court
Carrousel du Film de Rimouski
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Festival du film de la Ville de Québec
Rendez-Vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Vues dans la tête
Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et francophone à Vancouver
Rendez-Vous with Madness Film Festival