Our Loved Ones

Anne Émond —2015

Fiction / 102 min / 2K / 1.85:1 / colour

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The film follows the lives of David and his daughter Laurence. The story begins in 1978 in a small village on the Lower St. Lawrence, as the Leblanc family is rocked by the tragic death of Guy. Husband to Aline and father to five children, Guy is found dead in the basement of the family home. For many years, the real cause of his death is hidden from certain members of the family, his son David among them. In turn, David starts his own family with his wife Marie. He lovingly raises his children, Laurence and Frédéric, but deep down he still carries with him a kind of unhappiness. The Dear Ones is a film of filial love, family secrets, redemption and what is handed down.

David : Maxim Gaudette
Laurence : Karelle Tremblay
Marie : Valérie Cadieux
Aline : Louise Turcot
André : Mickaël Gouin

Written and directed by : Anne Émond
Production : Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant
Cinematography : Mathieu Laverdière
Art direction : Éric Barbeau
Costumes : Patricia McNeil
Make up department: Kathryn Casault
Hair stylist : Martin Lapointe
Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound : Marcel Chouinard, Simon Gervais
Original score : Martin Léon

Prix Outarde for Best Canadian Film, 28e Festival international du film de Baie-Comeau, Québec, 2016
Prix Stella Artois Jay Scott for Best Emerging Director, TFCA Awards, Toronto, 2016
Best Canadian Film, 29e Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2015
Public Prize, 29e Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2015

See the north, Canada, 2016
15th Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan, 2016
3rd Podgorica film festival, Montenegro, 2016
19th Shanghai International Film Festival, China, 2016
40th Seattle International Film Festival, USA, 2016
35th Minneapolis St Paul film festival, USA, 2016
34th International Film Festival, Uruguay, 2016
33th Miami Film Festival, USA, 2016
28th Festival international du film de Baie-Comeau, Québec, 2016
39th Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 2016
26th Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival, Norway, 2016
15th Canada's Top Ten, Canada, 2016
21st Kolkata International Film Festival, India, 2015
29th Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie (FICFA), Canada, 2015
3rd Los Cabos Film Festival, Mexico, 2015
9th Dominican Republic Global Film Festival, Dominican Republic, 2015
32nd Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen-Stuttgart, Germany, 2015
34th Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FCIAT) Québec, 2015
44th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), Québec, 2015
30th Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, 2015
23rd Hamburg Filmfest, Germany, 2015
34th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2015
26th Cinéfest Sudbury, Canada, 2015
39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada, 2015
68th Festival del Film Locarno, Switzerland, 2015

Distribution Canada
Les Films Séville
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T 514 878-2282
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International Sales
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Photo credits : Yannick Grandmont