Our Loved Ones (Les Êtres Chers)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Introduction and Q&A with director Anne Émond!

A film of ambitious scope and penetrating insight, the latest from Anne Émond (Nuit #1) follows a Québécois family over three decades after the suicide of its patriarch, depicting how the impact of love and especially loss are transmitted from one generation to the next. Protected by his well-intentioned siblings from the truth, the sensitive David (Maxim Gaudette) has become a loving husband and father of two with a seemingly fulfilling life. But as the years go by, David struggles with a melancholia that threatens to engulf him. When his daughter Laurence (Karelle Tremblay, 2015 TIFF Rising Star) begins to recognize herself in him, she must reckon with her emotional inheritance in order to break the cycle and embrace the future. One of Canada’s great new talents (her feature debut Nuit #1won the Claude Jutra Award), Émond exhibits a wisdom rarely found in young filmmakers.

  • Country Canada
  • Language in French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Director Anne Émond

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