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Generation Kplus

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

Canada 2018

French

102’ · Colour

recommendation: 12 years and up

With

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

Crew

Written and directed by
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Director of Photography
Léna Mill-Reuillard, Etienne Roussy
Editing
Stéphane Lafleur
Music
Mathieu Charbonneau
Sound Design
Marie-Pierre Grenier
Sound
Gaëlle Komàr
Sound Mixer
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

Biography

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.

Filmography

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

Produced by

Colonelle films

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