Take Me

Take Me

Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin

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


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



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.


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


Production François Bonneau (By-Pass Films)
Script Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin
PRODUCTION DESIGN Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu
EDITING Elric Robichon
Sound Sylvain Bellemare, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
Music Philémon Cimon


Festival Images en Vues |2014| En compétition | Grand Prix du public, Gijon Int. Film Festival, Espagne |2014| En compétition | Best Short Award, Prix Prends Ça Court! |2015| PRIX DU JURY : ARRQ, Tampere Int. Film Festival, Finlande |2015| En compétition | AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival Signes de Nuit, Portugal |2015| En compétition, *SPECIAL MENTION Edward Snowden Award, Longue Vue sur le Court métrage |2015| En compétition , *PRIX DU JURY PUBLIC ADULTES // MENTION JURY PUBLIC AINÉS


Talent Tout Court Cannes, Vladivostok Int. Film Festival, TIFF, Calgary Int. Film Festival, Festival International du Film Francophone en Acadie, Festival du Film Francophone de Stuttgart, Uppsala Short Film Festival, Stockholm Int. Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Festival Images en Vues, Gijon Int. Film Festival, Projet Goliath, Festival International Signes de Nuit, Mecal International Short Film Festival, Porny Days, Short N’Sweet, Masterclass on Visual Style, Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Bleut Nuit Rendez-Vous Érotique, Regard sur le Court métrage, Sundance International Film Festival, Prix Prends Ça Court!, Festiva Internatuonal du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand , Festival de l’Environnement de Paris, Tampere Int. 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 Int. Short Film Festival, iShorts, Ciné Tapis Rouge, Projection Ciné Tapis Rouge, Festival Horizons Décalés, Favourite Film Festival, Baltic Film and Medial School , Le court nous tient , FAST de Sorel, Fantasia, Festival du Film de la Ville de Québec , Les Percéides, Festival du Film Francophone de Namur , Vilnius Int. Short Film Festival , Interfilm Berlin , Int. Short film Festival of Bueu, Off-Court de Trouville, Riga Int. Film Festival 2 Annas, Festival Signes de Nuit, Festival Int. De Court Métrage Ciudad de Soria, Extraordinay Film Festival, Thess Int. Short Film Festival , Capalbio Cinema Int. Short Film Festival, Longue Vue sur le Court métrage, Sarajevo Int. Film Festival, FIJR Granada Short Film Festival , Oslo Fusion Int. Short Film Festival , Cine Loft, Festina Lente, Reelabilities : NY Disabilities Film Festival