A FILM BY CARMINE PIERRE-DUFOUR & SANDRINE BRODEUR-DESROSIERS
Short Film – Québec – 2021 – 14 min
Color | French & Haitian Creole | 16:9 | 5.1
Heart-broken following a break-up, Martine receives the unexpected visit of her mother, Monique. Too engrossed in her own sadness, Martine doesn’t notice right away that her mother is hiding something but, progressively, a bad feeling starts to take hold of her. During this short stay, these two very different women will have one last chance of getting closer to one another before they run out of time.
Mireille Métellus, Marie-Evelyne Lessard
WRITER : Carmine Pierre-Dufour
PRODUCER : François Bonneau (By-Pass Films)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Léna Mill-Reuillard
ART DIRECTION : Arige Mahmoud
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING : Michael Binette
EDITING : Myriam Magassouba
MUSIC : Manno Charlemagne, Malika Tirolien, Peter Venne
Carmine Pierre-Dufour is a bilingual writer and filmmaker. In television, she is part of the writing team behind the medical drama Transplant. In film, she wrote and co-directed the short film Mahalia Melts in the Rain, which has been selected in over 50 festivals around the world on top of being nominated for Best Live Action Short Drama at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2019. Having secured funding from the Harold Greenberg Fund, CALQ and SODEC, she is currently writing her first feature film Montreal, you’re beautiful tonight. Fanmi is her second short film.
FANMI | 2021, 14 min.
ZAB MABOUNGOU | 2017, 5 min.
MAHALIA MELTS IN THE RAIN | 2017, 12 min.
Sandrine studied at Concordia University in Film Production. Then, she acheived a master in Acting at the Drama Center – University of the Arts London (London and Moscow). She came back to Montreal, finishing her scholarity studying Feature writing at L’INIS (Insistut Nationale de l’Image et du Son). Previously, Sandrine had studied music since primary school (12 years of cello and signing). After graduating, Sandrine wrote and directed over 15 short films that were screen all around the world in different festivals. Her last short film Just Me And You won, among other prize, the Crystal Bear at the 2019 Berlinale. Besides her personal projects, she worked for the Wapikoni mobile. She now teaches part-time at Concordia University « acting and directing for screen » (replacement of Micheline Lanctôt). Sandrine has just finished her 16th short film, Juste moi et toi (Just you and me). She is now writing her first feature.
FANMI | 2021, 14 min.
JUSTE MOI ET TOI | 2019, Short Film
LARGUER LES AMARRES | 2016, Short Film
LE TRUCK | 2015, Short Film
T’ES PAS GAME | 2015, Short Film
KAUPUNKI ETSII KLOVNIA | 2014, Short Film
AVANT DEMAIN | 2013, Short Film
THANK GOD IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD | 2012, Short Film
PORTRAITS INTIMES : LA NERD | 2012, Short Film
PORTRAITS INTIMES : LA DISPARUE | 2012, Short Film
PORTRAITS INTIMES : L’ITINÉRANTE | 2012, Short Film
PORTRAITS INTIMES : LA CAPTIVE | 2012, Short Film
PORTRAITS INTIMES : L’HOMME À LA VAGUE | 2012, Short Film
UN TROU DANS LA MÉMOIRE | 2010, Short Film
L’ENFANT | 2007, Short Film
32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT FRANÇOIS GIRARD | 2007, Short Film
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Talent Tout Court, 2021
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2021
Off-Courts Trouville, 2021
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), 2021
Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA), 2021
Curta Cinema, 2021
Whistler Film Festival, 2021