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Tools

Directed by Simon Laganière

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2009
Length 8 min
Formats DVD, HDCAM
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Seeing his faithful friend quietly losing the battle against the disease, Jean-Pierre does not let things go. Because he's manual, he tries in its own way to give his friend a little more strength and courage. Knowing that his friend is a true believer of the Catholic religion, he decided to invent an appearance of the Virgin Mary.

Themes

friendship, faith, disabled, inventor

Biography

Originally from Champlain in Quebec, Simon Laganière is a young director and musician. It is through fake documentary that he tells stories often inspired by real life. In July 2006, his film Richard de-Ville-Marie was voted best film at the Festival Documenteur in Rouyn-Noranda. He won the « Prix du Jury » at the contest Court in the Web with the same film. His film Normand From The Top won the Ex-Centris prize for the most promising short film.


Distribution

Stéphane Bélanger, Claude Gauthier, Gilles Vigneault

Team

Production

Simon Laganière, Productions Festives

Script

Simon Laganière

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Geneviève Perron

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sylvie Desmarais

EDITING Simon Laganière
Sound Christophe Motte
Music Philippe B

Awards

Fantasia | 2009 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR FILM


Festivals

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Fantasia
Off-Courts Trouville
Imagine Science Film Festival
Vidéaste recherché – Volet pro
Festival Montréal en lumières
Wisconsin Film Festival