Opening Up

Opening Up

Directed by Albéric Aurtenèche

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2010
Length 19 min
Formats HDCAM, 35 MM
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Gabrielle is 16. She inflicts pain to herself, cut herself. Her father doesn’t understand why. At the hospital she meet Étienne, who suffers from an accidental injury. With him, she don’t have to explain anything.

Themes

teenagers, friendship, automutilation, father-daughter relationships, affective disorder

Biography

Albéric grew up in Montreal, but was born in Paris where he eventually stutied visual arts. Since, he obtained a master degree in cinema production at Concordia University. He first started working on a more experimental level before even touching fiction. Today, his interest for images reaches no bound.



Distribution

Arianne Trépanier, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Denis Bernard, Catherine Cadotte, Éléonore Lamothe

Team

Production

Nancy Grant (Metafilms)

Script

Albéric Aurtenèche

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nicolas Caniccioni

EDITING Isabelle Malenfant
Sound Dominique Chartrand
Music Roger Tellier-Craig

Awards

Prix Prends ça court! | 2011 | PRIX AIR CANADA-SPAFAX, PRIX TÉLÉ-QUÉBEC
Off-Courts de Trouville | 2010 | PRIX DE LA MEILLEURE RÉALISATION
Yorkton film festival | 2010 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR FILM DRAMATIQUE
Prix Jutra | 2011 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE


Festivals

Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Festival ffAT de Munich
Festival de cinéma Jeunes Publics du Massif du Sancy
Festival des cultures francophones
Wisconcin Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Festival de films de Baie-Comeau
Festival du film francophone de WhiteHorse
Carrousel du film de Rimouski
Festival Images en Vues de Montréal
Festival des Percéides
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
BuSho
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto
Yorkton film festival