Cinéfest Sudbury Virtual 2021

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Mani (Jacobs), a master’s student, returns to the reserve in northern Quebec where she grew up. Her painful past resurfaces. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve. Laura (Bussières), a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes there under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond (Newashish). The latter is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter in a fire. Opposing forces quickly divide the community into two sides who face each other to determine the best path to independence. In 2013, Cinéfest Sudbury welcomed Devery Jacobs as a festival guest for her role in Rhymes for Young Ghouls.


Mani, une étudiante à la maîtrise, revient dans la communauté du nord du Québec où elle a grandi. Son passé douloureux ressurgit. Résolue à se frayer une place, elle s’investit dans le débat entourant un référendum qui vise à permettre la vente libre d’alcool dans la réserve. Laura, une trafiquante, y empoche les profits sous la protection du conseil de bande et de Raymond, son conjoint. Ce dernier en veut encore à Mani, qu’il tient responsable de la mort de sa fille dans un incendie. Des forces opposées divisent rapidement la communauté en deux clans qui se retrouvent dans un face-à-face visant à déterminer le meilleur chemin vers l’indépendance. L’actrice Devery Jacobs était une invitée de Cinéfest Sudbury en 2013 pour son rôle dans le film Rhymes for Young Ghouls.


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    In English, French, and Anishinabemowin with English subtitles
  • Country
    Canada
  • Rating
    Violence, language, mature themes
  • Note
    Distributed by: MK2 MILE END
  • Director
    Caroline Monnet
  • Cast
    Devery Jacobs, Pascale Bussières, Samian, Jacques Newashish, and Dominique Pétin