The Monsters

The Monsters

Directed by Frank Tremblay

Genre Fiction
Country Canada (Québec)
Year 2021
Length 14min58s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

For as long as 8-year-old Jimmy can remember, his overprotective mother has kept him safe inside their barricaded home, away from the monsters roaming outside. But Jimmy gets increasingly inquisitive, desperate to see what's out there — despite the danger.

Themes

family relationships, mother-son relationships, childhood, fear, survival

Biography

Frank Tremblay is a bilingual award-winning writer-director from Montreal, Canada. He co-wrote the short film Seven Seas (Les Sept Mers), which won the Best French-Canadian short film prize at RVQC 2020. In 2017, his feature-film script Harold Sometimes Rings Twice placed in the top 5% of the Nicholls competition (organized by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Monsters (Les Monstres), filmed from his script that won the 2020 Cours Écrire Ton Court short film incubator, is Tremblay’s directorial debut, starring Caroline Dhavernas.



Cast

Jimmy (kid): Étienne Cardin
Mother : Caroline Dhavernas
Jimmy (adult) : Derrick Frenette
Élodie : Frédérique Chaloux

Team

Production

Véronique Vigneault (Chasseurs Films)

Script

Frank Tremblay

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Pawel Pogorzelski

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sophia Belahmer

EDITING Yvann Thibaudeau
Sound Matt Sherman
Music Pierre-Philippe Côté

Festivals

San Sebastian Horror and Fantastic Film Festival | Official Competition *World premiere
Festival de cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Official Competition *National premiere