Tools

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


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

Festival Fantasia |2009 |en compétition – Prix du meilleur film

Festivals

Rendez-Vous du cinéma québécois, Festival Fantasia, Festival Off-Courts Trouville, Imagine Science Film Festival, Vidéaste recherché – Volet pro, Soirée Prends ça court, Festival Montréal en lumières, Wisconsin Film Festival