A New Year

A FILM BY MARIE-ÈVE JUSTE

Short Film – Quebec – 2015 – 10:59 min
B&W | French with English subtitles | 2:35:1 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

December 31st, at dusk. Florence, 37 weeks pregnant, is preparing for new year’s eve party. Her friends arrive, they talk loudly, they get dressed and dance together before going out. Florence finally changes her mind and decides to stay home. As she lays down, at the sound of the windy night, she thinks about the arrival of a new year, and about her new life that is about to begin.

  • Talent tout court, Cannes, 2015
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2015
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russia, 2015
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada, 2015
  • Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2015
  • Le jour le plus court, Canada, 2015
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Canada, 2016 
  • Halifax Independent Film Festival, Canada, 2016

CAST

  • Florence Blain Mbaye
  • Marie-Emmanuelle Boileau
  • Jérémie Desbiens
  • Laurence Régnier
  • Mathieu Richard
  • Rose-Anne Déry

CREW

  • Writer: Marie-Ève Juste
  • Director: Marie-Ève Juste
  • Production: Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Marie-Ève Juste (Voyelle Films)
  • Cinematography: Ian Lagarde
  • Production Design: Frédérique Ulman-Gagné
  • Editor: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
  • Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
  • Sound Mixing: Giulio Werhli
  • Original Song: Florence Blain Mbaye

Living and working in Montreal, Marie-Ève Juste worked at the Cinémathèque Québécoise between 2003 and 2007, where she first got familiar with cinema history and practice. In 2011, she co-directed her first short film, Summer Day, with Félix Dufour-Laperrière. With Jeff, her second short film, premiered at Cannes’ 2012 Director’s Fortnight. The Sands, her third film, was presented at TIFF 2014. A New Year, is her forth short film.

FILMOGRAPHY

A New Year (Nouvel an) – 2015

  • Talent tout court, Cannes, 2015
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2015
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russia, 2015
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada, 2015
  • Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2015
  • Le jour le plus court, Canada, 2015
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Canada, 2016 
  • Halifax Independent Film Festival, Canada, 2016

The Sands (Plage de sable) – 2014

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Short Cuts Canada,
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, FOCUS competition, Montreal 2014
  • FICFA (Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie) Moncton 2014
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, 2015
  • Los Angeles Film Festival, International Competition, 2015

With Jeff  –  2012

  • *Jury’s special scenario prize SODEC/SARTEC, 2010
  • Director’s Fortnight, Official selection, Cannes, 2012
  • Forum mondial de la francophonie, special presentation, Québec, 2012
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil 2012
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Short Cuts Canada, 2012
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, International competition, Belgium, 2012
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2012
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, International competition, Montréal 2012
  • FICFA (Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie) Moncton 2012
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal 2013
  • Izmir Film Festival, Turkey 2012
  • Cinéma du Québec à Paris, special presentation, 2012
  • Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy, 2013
  • Janela internacional de cinema do Recife, Brasil 2012

Summer Day – 2012 (co-directed with Félix Dufour-Laperrière)

  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, 2011
  • Festival L’Alternativa (Barcelona), official selection, Spain, 2011
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