Take Me

Take Me

Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2014
Length 10 min 16 s
Formats DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

A nurse working in a center for the disabled is confronted to his principles when he’s asked to accomplish a particular task.

Themes

love, disabled, sexual relationships, sexuality, profesional life

Biography

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette has made several documentaries, including LES PETITS GÉANTS and SE SOUVENIR DES CENDRES (Regard sur Incendies), which carry both a Gemini Award for Best Documentary. She signed two feature-length fiction (LE RING and INCH’ALLAH), which will be presented and awarded at numerous festivals (FIPRESCI Prize of the International Festival Berlin critic). She wrote a novel (JE VOUDRAIS QU’ON M’EFFACE Finalist Prix des Libraires) and publishes chronic travel (EMBRASSER YASSER ARAFAT). In 2012, she was named Artist for Peace. In spring 2013, the Place des Arts offers her a white card (duet with Émile Proulx-Cloutier). She then elaborates the Multi Cabaret « Vous Etes libres.« She is currently working on new projects while accompanying his latest film (sold in thirty countries) worldwide. André Turpin, one of his generation’s most gifted filmmakers, was writer, director and director of photography on Un crabe dans la tête, his latest feature. His previous work includes the anthology feature Cosmos, for which he directed one of the segments, and the critically acclaimed Zigrail, his first feature film. Turpin has also worked as director of photography on many features, including Denis Villeneuve’s award-winning Maelström, Philippe Falardeau’s It’s not me, I swear ! and most recently on Incendies, for which he has won Jutra and Genie awards.



Distribution

Mani Soleymanlou, Maxime D. Pomerleau, Alexandre Vallerand, Marika Lhoumeau

Team

Production

François Bonneau (By-Pass Films)

Script

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin

CINEMATOGRAPHY

André Turpin

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu

EDITING Elric Robichon
Sound Sylvain Bellemare, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
Music Philémon Cimon

Awards

Festival Images en vues | 2014 | GRAND PRIX DU PUBLIC
Gijon International Film Festival | 2014 | BEST SHORT AWARD
Prix Prends ça court! | 2015 | PRIX DU JURY : ARRQ
Tampere International Film Festival | 2015 | AUDIENCE AWARD
Festival Signes de Nuit | 2015 | SPECIAL MENTION EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD
Longue vue sur le court | 2015 | PRIX DU JURY PUBLIC ADULTES | MENTION JURY PUBLIC AINÉS


Festivals

Vladivostok International Film Festival Pacific Meridian
Toronto International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Festival du Film Francophone de Stuttgart
Uppsala Short Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Festival Images en vues
Gijon International Film Festival
Mecal International Short Film Festival
Porny Days
Short'n’Sweet
Rendez-vous du cinéma 1uébécois
Bleu Nuit Rendez-Vous Érotique
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Sundance International Film Festival
Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
Festival de l’Environnement de Paris
Tampere International Film Festival
Wiz-Art « Pure Love » Special Screening
International Eskisehir Film Festival
FilmFest Dresden
Les Nuits MED
Short Break
Calgary Undergroud Film Festival
Festival de cinéma de l’Outaouais
Kyiv Intrtnational Short Film Festival
iShorts
Ciné Tapis Rouge
Festival Horizons Décalés
Favourite Film Festival
Baltic Film and Medial School
Le court nous tient
FAST de Sorel
Fantasia
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Les Percéides
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur
Vilnius International Short Film Festival
Interfilm Berlin
International Short film Festival of Bueu
Off-Courts de Trouville
Riga International Film Festival 2 Annas
Festival Signes de Nuit
Festival International De Court Métrage Ciudad de Soria
Extraordinay Film Festival
Thess International Short Film Festival
Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival
Longue vue sur le court
Sarajevo International Film Festival
FIJR Granada Short Film Festival
Oslo Fusion International Short Film Festival
Cine Loft
Festina Lente
Reelabilities : NY Disabilities Film Festival