The Lure of the Deep

The Lure of the Deep

Directed by Larissa Corriveau

Genre Fiction
Country Canada
Year 2018
Length 16 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Arnaud, an introverted actor, earns a living as a publicist. In order to fulfill  his artistic dreams, he records tales from around the world. His endeavor raises little enthusiasm until an anonymous young girl listens over and over the last tale published on Arnaud’s website. Weaving together the interconnected destinies of the two characters, The Lure of the Deep provokes a meeting between two lonely human beings, uniting them though words.



aquatic life, childhood, lonelyness, art, quest


An outstanding artist, Larissa Corriveau is as an actress, author and director with several years of experience in music, photography and dance. she has worked closely with artists in film and théâtre , (Denis Côté, Denis Villeneuve, Marie Brassard, Brigitte Haentjens, Florent Siaud and Emmanuel Schwartz) among many others. Nominated twice for the Arthur Rimbaud prize of the Maison de poésie de Paris, her poems have been published in a widespread variety of medias and her short films have traveled the world to many different film festivals.


Arnaud Lecompte: Maxim Gaudette
Raphaëlle: Éliane Doucet
Diane: Isabelle Vincent



Larissa Corriveau (La Demeure)


Larissa Corriveau


Claudine Sauvé


Marie-Pier Fortier

EDITING Isabelle Malenfant
Sound Olivier Calvert
Music Marie Davidson, Éliane Doucet


Tripoli Film Festival, Italie |2019| BEST SHORT MOVIE
Bolton Int. Film Festival, UK |2019| BERT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM


Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), Montréal |2018| Official Competition
Vancouver Int. Film Festival |2018| Official Competition
Off-Courts Trouville, France |2019| Official Competition
Kitzbuehel Film Festival, Autriche |2019| Official Competition
Belgrade Short Film Festival, Serbie |2019| Official Competition
Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Montréal |2019| Official Competition
Festival Cinéma du Monde, Sherbrooke |2019| Official Competition
MUP - Festival Humaniste de Montréal |2019| Official Competition
SENE Film, Music and Arts Fest, Rhode Island |2019| Official Competition