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LA DÉESSE DES MOUCHES À FEU
(GODDESS OF THE FIREFLIES)
by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
2020 | 106  min

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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.

Eroticism

In co-presentation with: 

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FESTIVALS:  

  • 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)

FILM REVIEWS:  

Goddess of the Fireflies is a memorable film.

— Into:screens

 

Powerful acting performances.

— La Presse (translated from French)

 

Brilliant.

— 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

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