Dogs Don't Breed Cats

Dogs Don't Breed Cats

Directed by Cristina Martins

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2015
Length 14 min 53 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Pregnant and homeless, Joëlle shows up at her father’s house. Even if Jeff, a solitary non-conformist former punk is reluctant to the idea, Joëlle decides to stay. Jeff is overwhelmed by the casualness of his daughter, whom he barely knows.


family relationships, teenagers, pregnancy, father-daughter relationships, sexuality


Expanding her talent with each new project, Cristina Martins approaches her second short film Dogs don’t breed cats with a distinct focus on the acting. As an accomplished director of advertisements and music videos, Cristina has a profound desire to refine her characters, and capture reality while showcasing her city, Montreal, in all its splendour. The Clermont-Ferrand Festival, amongst others, has selected Cristina’s previous feature Par Avion. Since then, she created many fiction projects, one a full-length feature film, and this one, her second short film. Her close collaboration with scriptwriter Sandra Lopes Martins allows her to transform sincere emotions and stories into featured films.


Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Martin Dubreuil



Mathieu Elie, Cristina Martins (Kartel Film)


Sandra Lopes Martins, Cristina Martins


Mathieu Elie

EDITING David Villeneuve
Sound Thierry Bourgault
Music Jean-Olivier Bégin


Prix Prends ça court! | 2016 | PRIX TV5 / UNIS


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