In the Shadow of the North

In the Shadow of the North

Directed by Raphaël Bélanger

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2014
Length 21 min
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray, HDCAM
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Somewhere in northern Quebec, a small Aboriginal community is shaken by the suspicious death of three teenagers. The police investigation, which looks delicate, is entrusted to the agent Hudon of the Sûreté du Québec, posted recently on the reserve. He quickly finds himself disoriented in the face of these inexplicable deaths, a culture with which he struggles to cope ... and a Montreal journalist looking for a scoop.


teenagers, drugs, marginality, work relationships, lonelyness, rural


Raphaël Bélanger took film studies in Montreal and became a music videos and commercials director. He then wrote and directed various short fiction films such as : Il serait temps (1995) , L’autre (2000) , Jan Zenek disparaît (2006) , 1150 km et une metisse (2009) which, along with winning several national awards, are making their way in the international festival circuit. Au nord du monde, his fifth short fiction film, will be featured in festivals by June 2014.


Hugo Giroux



Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Voyelles Films)


Mathieu Laliberté


Nicolas Canniccioni


Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette

EDITING Patrick Laurin & Véronique Barbe
Sound Sophie Cloutier
Music Francois Lafontaine


Milano Short Film Festival
Short’N’Sweet - Centre culturel canadien de Paris
Cinéma du Québec à Paris
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Whistler International Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Dawson City International Film Festival
Palm Spring ShortFest