Like the Ones I Used to Know


Short Film – Quebec – 2020 –  18 min
Color | French with English subtitles | 16:9 | 5.1


December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.; Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law’s house to pick up his children. Les grandes claques is an early coming-of-age coming-of-age that is as squeaky as it is poetic.

  • Sundance, 2021


  • Steve Laplante
  • Lilou Roy-Lanouette
  • Larissa Corriveau
  • Amélie Grenier
  • Jérémie Jacob
  • Laurent Lemaire


  • Director : Annie St-Pierre
  • Producer : Fanny Drew and Sarah Mannering (Colonelle Films)
  • Director of Photography : Etienne Roussy
  • Sound : Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • Editing : Myriam Magassouba


Annie St-Pierre was born in St-Pascal-de-Kamouraska and studied film at the Université du Quebec at Montreal. A documentary filmmaker fascinated by the parallel worlds that populate ordinary life, she has directed Migration amoureuse, a co-production with France and Belgium that won the Pierre Perrault Best Documentary Hope Award, and Fermières, a feature film presented at the closing of the RIDM and widely distributed in Quebec theatres. His first short fiction film 让-马克-瓦雷 won the Best French-language screenplay award at the Regard Festival. Two of his projects are in production: Le plein potentiel, an observational documentary on life coaches, and a new short fiction film, Les grandes claques. An apostle of independent cinema, she also collaborates as script advisor, casting director, actress or producer with directors who inspire her, including Matthew Rankin, Denis Côté and Monia Chokri.


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让-⻢克·瓦雷 (JEAN-MARC VALLEE), 2015, 5 min
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Competition Regard Festival, 2016

L’AUTRE GUIBORD DE LA CAMÉRA (The Other Guibord Of The Camera), 2015, 43 min
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FERMIÈRES (Farmer), 2013 , 83 min
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MOI AUSSI JE M’APPELLE GABRIELLE (My Name is Gabrielle too), 2013, 46 min
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RVCQ 2014

C’EST MOI JE LE JURE (It’s Me I Promise), 2008, 23 min
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MIGRATION AMOUREUSE (Commuting For Love), 2007, 52 min
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JEAN-PIERRE RONFARD : SUJET EXPÉRIMENTAL (Jean-Pierre Ronfard: Experimental Subject), 2003, 59 min

Annie St-Pierre, réalisatrice, Les grandes claques
Les grandes claques, un film d'Annie St-Pierre