2009. Canada. Sophie Deraspe. 87 min.
Sunday, March 20, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. Canada. Written and directed by Sophie Deraspe. With Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Francis Ducharme, Danielle Ouimet, Marie Brassard. Deraspe, whose debut feature, Missing Victor Pellerin, was a highlight of Canadian Front 2009, returns with her award-winning sophomore drama, about a young woman’s need for self-sacrifice. Simone, who works in a nursing home in Quebec City, finds comfort in being with the dying. Her boyfriend doesn’t understand Simone’s experiences, and tension escalates between them. Simone is played by a non-actor, and the boyfriend by a professional; the filmmaker uses their interactions to investigate the line between reality and narrative fabrication. In French; English subtitles. 87 min.