Remaining Lives

Remaining Lives

Directed by Luiza Cocora

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2015
Length 17 min 7 s
Formats DVD, DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Having recently moved to Quebec, Sofia, a 10 year old Romanian girl, lives with her mother in a small apartment in Montreal. In a world where technology imposes social isolation, Sofia is trying to find her place.


family relationships, childhood, immigration, technologies


In her home country, Romania, Luiza worked as an acclaimed actress for both theatre and television, and starred in short films of the Romanian New Wave, gaining critical praise and numerous awards. Once she immigrated to Quebec, Luiza’s attention turned to filmmaking, inspiring her to get a BA degree in film production at Concordia University, in Montreal. She has since cofounded the theatre company «Intentional Dreams Productions« and has been continuing her career as an actress and stage director. Remaining Lives is Luiza's first short film as a director and screenwriter. Luiza is presently working on developing her first feature film.


Emma Cato, Catalina Pop



Hany Ouichou (Art & Essai)


Luiza Cocora


Nicolas Caniccioni


Éric Barbeau

EDITING Myriam Magassouba
Sound Martyne Morin
Music Marie-Hélène Delorme


Toronto International Film Festival
Akbank Short Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone de Vancouver