Once Upon a Beast

Once Upon a Beast

Directed by Élisabeth Desbiens

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2015
Length 12 min 18 s
Formats DVD, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Once upon a beast is a short drama movie of a 12 years old little girl living in a convent. More mature than the others kids, Laurence is taken in an authoritarian world that dictates how to live in society and refrains the intellectual liberty. In this universe where it is very hard to see the limits between the reality and the dreams, Laurence must learn to distinguish the material world from her free spirit.

Themes


Biography

Élisabeth Desbiens is a Montreal based Directress. She studied dance and cinema. Her movies have screened in many festivals around the world including SAPPORO in Japan, MashROME in Italy, Cannes’ short film market and Clermont-Ferrand. She received the prestigious prize SODEC/ SARTEC for her screenplay Était une bête, adapted from a poem anthology by the author Laurance Ouellet Tremblay. She is presently in a writing process for her next movie.



Distribution

Charlie Rouyère

Team

Production

Réal Chabot (Films du Boulevard)

Script

Élisabeth Desbiens

CINEMATOGRAPHY

François Gamache

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sylvain Dion

EDITING Élisabeth Olga Tremblay
Sound Michaël Binette
Music Peter Venne

Festivals

Carrousel du film de Rimouski
Kerry International Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone de Vancouver
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Festival Vues dans la tête de...
Breaktrough Film Festival
Fantasia
BIFAN