Fanmi

A FILM BY CARMINE PIERRE-DUFOUR & SANDRINE BRODEUR-DESROSIERS

Short Film – Québec – 2021 – 14 min
Color | French &  Haitian Creole | 16:9 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST

Mireille Métellus, Marie-Evelyne Lessard

DIRECTORS : Carmine Pierre-Dufour, Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
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
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY
Carmine Pierre-Dufour

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

FANMI | 2021, 14 min.

ZAB MABOUNGOU | 2017, 5 min.

MAHALIA MELTS IN THE RAIN | 2017, 12 min.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY
SANDRINE BRODEUR-DESROSIERS

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

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