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

LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW

A FILM BY ANNIE ST-PIERRE

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

SYNOPSIS

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.

Cast

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

Crew

DIRECTOR : Annie St-Pierre
PRODUCER : Fanny Drew and Sarah Mannering (Colonelle Films)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Etienne Roussy
SOUND : Marie-Pierre Grenier
EDITING: Myriam Magassouba

“AN EMOTIONAL GUT PUNCH”
INDIEWIRE
“a charming coming-of-age drama full of laughter (and tears)”
Ubiquarian
Annie St-Pierre, réalisatrice, Les grandes claques
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

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. Her first short fiction film 让-马克-瓦雷 won the Best French-language screenplay award at the Regard Festival. An apostle of independent cinema, she also collaborates as a script advisor, casting director, actress or producer with directors who inspire her, including Matthew Rankin, Denis Côté and Monia Chokri.

FILMOGRAPHY

WILCOX | 2019, 60 min
Producer, fiction, directed by Denis Côté

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

THE OTHER GUIBORD OF THE CAMERA | 2015, 43 min
Writer, director and photography

FARMER | 2013 , 83 min
Writer and director

MY NAME IS GABRIELLE TOO | 2013, 46 min
Writer, director and photography, line producer
RVCQ 2014

IT’S ME I PROMISE | 2008, 23 min
Writer, director, photography and line producer

COMMUTING FOR LOVE | 2007, 52 min
Writer, director and photography

JEAN-PIERRE RONFARD : EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECT | 2003, 59 min