An Extraordinary Person


Monia Chokri —2013


Fiction / 28 min / S16mm / 1.66:1 / colour

Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent 30-year-old, has everything to succeed. But her fear of banality keeps her in a permanent state of inertia. One day, she wakes up in an unknown suburban house after a complete blackout. Helpless, she calls her friend Catherine and lands, against her will, in a bachelorette party with old acquaintances. As the night unfolds and the tension builds, Sarah's pursuit of authenticity leads to a merciless climax where secrets are unveiled, and friendships, destroyed.

Sarah : Magalie Lépine Blondeau
Guylaine : Anne Dorval
Catherine : Sophie Cadieux
Amélie : Évelyne Brochu
Justine : Émilie Bibeau
Ève : Anne-Élisabeth Bossé
Céleste : Laurence Leboeuf
Simone : Émilie Gilbert
Fanny : Marilyn Castonguay
Narratrice : Anne-Marie Cadieux

Written and directed by : Monia Chokri
Production : Nancy Grant
Director of photography : Josée Deshaies
Art direction : Éric Barbeau
Costume design : Olivia Leblanc
Makeup department : Maïna Militza
Editing : Xavier Dolan
Sound : Sylvain Bellemare
Original score : Frédéric Lambert et Clara Furey

Prizes
Jutra du Meilleur court métrage, Québec, 2014
Staff Price, 18th Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italia, 2013
Prix du meilleur court métrage, 27e Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, 2013
Promotional Prize International Competition, International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Suisse, 2013
Prix du meilleur court international, Jury Jeunesse, 66e Festival del film Locarno, Suisse, 2013
Prix du meilleur court métrage Focus Québec/Canada, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Québec, 2013

Festivals
18th Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italia, 2013
18e Regard sur le court métrage du Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2014
32e Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2014
18th Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2014
27th Southwest Music Conference and Festival, Austin, Texas, 2014
17th International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Sweden, 2013
15th MECAL, International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, Spain, 2013
24th Stockholm Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
28e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2013
27e Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, 2013
42e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2013
37th Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2013
18th Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italia, 2013
66e Festival del film Locarno, Locarno, Suisse, 2013

Distribution Canada
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Contact
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Photos credit : Shayne Laverdière