August 32nd on Earth


Fiction — Canada — 1998 — 88 min
Color | French with English subtitles


Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in Salt Lake City, in the desert. The trip teaches many lessons about love, solitude, and self-discovery..


  • Pascale Bussières
  • Alexis Martin
  • Emmanuel Bilodeau


  • Direction and script : Denis Villeneuve
  • Production : Roger Frappier (Max Films Inc.)
  • Direction of photography : André Turpin
  • Production design : Jean Babin
  • Editing : Sophie Leblond
  • Sound design : Martin Pinsonnault
  • Mixing : Dominique Chartrand
  • Original score : Nathalie Boileau, Robert Charlebois, Pierre Desrochers et Jean Leloup
  • Cannes Film Festival, 1998
  • Jutras Price, 1999 *Best Actor Award 
  • Namur International Film Festival of French-Speaking Film,  1998 *Best Film Award
  • Toronto Film Critics Asssociation Awards, 1998
  • Young Directors of Saint-Jean-de-Luz International Film Festival, 1998 *Best Film and Best Director Awards
Un 32 août sur terre, un film de Denis Villeneuve