LA DÉESSE DES MOUCHES À FEU
(GODDESS OF THE FIREFLIES)
by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
2020 | 106 min
Drama | Canada (Québec) | French (English subtitles)
Cast: Kelly Depeault, Caroline Néron, Normand D’Amour, Éléonore Loiselle , Marine Johnson , Robin L'Houmeau , Noah Parker , Maxime Gibeault , Laurence Deschênes , Antoine Desrochers
It is the grunge era. Catherine is a teenager going through adolescence just as her parents are about to get a divorce. Her social life is no better as bullies and boyfriends add to the pressure of growing up in the spectacular chaos of the 90s.
In co-presentation with:
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Quebec City International Film Festival (2020)
Best actress, Festival du film canadien de Dieppe (France, 2020)
Canadian Screen Awards (2021)
Gala Québec Cinema (2021)
Seattle International Film Festival (2021)
Berlin International Film Festival (2020)
Giffoni Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
Goddess of the Fireflies is a memorable film.
Powerful acting performances.
— La Presse (translated from French)
— Le Devoir (translated from French)
An adaptation of Geneviéve Pettersen’s novel of the same name, director Anais Barbeau- Lavalette’s Goddess of the Fireflies (La déesse des mouches à feu) is a beautiful coming-of-age drama that you should watch.
— High on Films
The visceral film, which premiered in the youth-oriented Generation Kplus section of the Berlin International Film Festival last February, has won over lockdown-shocked teenagers in search of something gritty, sensorial and real. (…)
Marked by lush visuals, a great soundtrack and a full-frontal approach to sex, drugs and the bracing realities of growing up, it never talks down to its audience. (…)
A very unique movie that is filled with emotions.
— Montreal Gazette