Une colonie

A Colony | Eine Kolonie
‘As a kid, were you the kind who coloured over the lines? - My parents never bought me those books. We drew on blank paper.’

Camille wanders through the countryside talking with frogs and chickens: she sails through life as a carefree soul. But for her older sister, the introverted Mylia, things are more complicated. Mylia is lost between the uncertainty in her family life, the superficial atmosphere at her new school and her first experiences at house parties. It is Camille who eventually introduces Mylia to Jimmy. The boy from the nearby Abenaki reserve is different and he encourages her to break free. Without passing judgement, and with a fine sense for the subtleties of social relations, the film follows these young teenagers in their search for a place where they can just be themselves.
by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
with Émilie Bierre, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie, Irlande Côté, Cassandra Gosselin Pelletier, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Robin Aubert
Canada 2018 French 102’ Colour empfohlen ab 12 Jahren


  • Émilie Bierre (Mylia)
  • Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie (Jimmy)
  • Irlande Côté (Camille)
  • Cassandra Gosselin Pelletier (Jacinthe)
  • Noémie Godin-Vigneau (Nathalie)
  • Robin Aubert (Henri)


Written and Directed by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Cinematography Léna Mill-Reuillard, Etienne Roussy
Editing Stéphane Lafleur
Music Mathieu Charbonneau
Sound Design Marie-Pierre Grenier
Sound Gaëlle Komàr
Sound Mixing Bernard Gariépy Stobl
Production Design Eric Barbeau
Costumes Eugénie Clermont
Make-Up Léonie Lévesque-Robert
Assistant Director Catherine Kirouac
Casting Ariane Castellanos
Script Adviser Patrick Aubert
Post-Production Supervisor Andrée-Anne Roussel
Production Manager François Bonneau
Producers Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew

Produced by

Colonelle films

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Her debut short film La coupe (2014) won the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction at the Sundance Film Festival as well as dozens of other awards. In the following year, her documentary Bienvenue à F.L. premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Best New Talent award at the Montreal International Documentary Festival. Une colonie is her debut feature film.


2014 La coupe (The Cut); short film 2015 Bienvenue à F.L. (Welcome to F.L.); documentary 2018 Une colonie (A Colony)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019