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
Canada 2018 French 102’ Colour recommendation: 12 years and up


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


Written and directed byGeneviève Dulude-De Celles
CinematographyLéna Mill-Reuillard, Etienne Roussy
EditingStéphane Lafleur
MusicMathieu Charbonneau
Sound DesignMarie-Pierre Grenier
SoundGaëlle Komàr
Sound MixingBernard Gariépy Stobl
Production DesignEric Barbeau
CostumesEugénie Clermont
Make-upLéonie Lévesque-Robert
Assistant DirectorCatherine Kirouac
CastingAriane Castellanos
Script AdviserPatrick Aubert
Post-production SupervisorAndrée-Anne Roussel
Production ManagerFrançois Bonneau
ProducersSarah Mannering, Fanny Drew

Produced by

Colonelle films

Montréal, Canada

+1 514 8234496

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Paris, France

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


Feb 10 13:00


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Feb 11 15:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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followed by a film talk with sign language

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Feb 12 13:15

CinemaxX 3

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Feb 13 14:30

Cubix 7

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Award Ceremony Kplus

Juste moi et toi | Une colonie

Feb 16 15:30


Subtitles: English, German, English

Followed by a screening of the award winning films

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