Struggle

Struggle

Directed by Sophie Dupuis

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 24 min
Formats DVD, DCP, HDCAM
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Ariane lives in Val-d’Or. She will soon stay in the big city. So she gets ready to leave everything behind and to say bye to her brother. But the sexual tension between them, that they always struggle with, seems to take all the place.

Themes

family relationships, teenagers, incest, sexual relationships, affective disorder, brother-sister relationships

Biography

Sophie Dupuis is a young filmmaker from Val d'Or, who studied at Concordia and UQAM. She has shot several short films, including J'viendrai t'chercher, in 2007, who made an extensive tour of festivals where it won several awards. In 2008, she was fortunate to be invited to France to shoot her movie Si tu savais Rosalie, through the import / export Festival Off-Court of Trouville-sur-Mer. Meanwhile, she directed the short film Felix and Malou, who was nominated in the Best Short Film at section 2011 Jutra. She has just finished her latest short fiction, The young writer and filmmaker currently developing a web of interactive fiction as well as writing her first feature film that tells a story from the mines in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue.



Distribution

Noémi Lira, Antoine Paquin, Sonia Vigneault

Team

Production

Metafilms

Script

Sophie Dupuis

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Marie Davignon

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Nadine Lisée

EDITING Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound Patrice Leblanc (Bande À Part)
Music Sébastien Tremblay (Compositeur), Jim Angellilo, Dominic Pigeon

Awards

Prix Prends ça court! | 2013 | PRIX ARRQ MEILLEURE MISE EN SCÈNE, PRIX COUPE DU COURT VISION GLOBALE
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois | 2013 | MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DE FICTION
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay | 2013 | MEILLEURE RÉALISATION
Olhar de Cinema Curtiba | 2013 | AWARD FOR ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION


Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Uppsala Film Festival
French Film Festival UK
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage
Festival du Film de la Relève
Festival international de court-métrage de Dresde
Mecal International Short Film Festival
Indie Lisboa
iShorts
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Olhar de Cinema Curtiba