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 about 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 that is as squeaky as it is poetic.

Cast

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

Crew

DIRECTION AND SCREENPLAY : Annie St-Pierre
PRODUCTION : Fanny Drew and Sarah Mannering (Colonelle Films)
CINEMATOGRAPHER : Etienne Roussy
SOUND : Marie-Pierre Grenier
EDITING: Myriam Magassouba

A STORY BY : Annie St-Pierre and Daniel Schachter

“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

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival, 2021

Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, 2021 – Québec en Courts

Tampere Film Festival, 2021

SXSW Film Festival, 2021
SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION – Mailchimp Support the Shorts Award
SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION – Direction, Narrative Short

Annapolis Film Festival, 2021
AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM

Aspen Short Fest, 2021

Florida Film Festival, 2021

Seattle International Film Festival, 2021

Gala Prends ça Court!, 2021*COUPE DU COURT MELS * BEST ACTOR FOR STEVE LAPLANTE *SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR CHRISTOPHE LAMARCHE-LEDOUX * KO24 AWARD

San Diego International ShortFest, 2021

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, 2021

Brussels Short Film Festival, 2021

REGARD Film Festival, 2021 – GRAND PRIX CANADIEN-Oscar-qualifying Award

Krakow Film Festival, 2021

Boulder International Film Festival, 2021

Filem On Brussels, 2021

Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2021

LA Shorts, 2021

Indy Shorts, 2021*GRAND PRIX Oscar-qualifying Award

Galway Film, 2021

Cordillera International Film Festival, 2021*BEST OF THE FEST – SHORT FILM  *BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT

Fantasia, 2021   CREATIVITY AWARD MATV MONTRÉAL ; PRIX ASSOCIATION DES RÉALISATEURS ET RÉALISATRICES DU QUÉBEC (ARRQ) DE LA MEILLEURE MISE EN SCÈNE

Concorto Film Festival, 2021 

Encounters Film Festival, 2021

Long week-end du court, 2021

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2021

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, 2021

Off-Courts Trouville, 2021

Les Percéides, Septembre 2021

Courts d’un Soir, Septembre 2021

Miami Short Film Festival, Novembre 2021

Indie Street Film Festival, septembre 2021

Calgary International Film Festival,  2021 *Best Overall Short Film award

Nevada City Film Festival, 2021

Miami Short Film Festival,  2021

Guanajuato Short Film Festival, 2021 *SIGNIS AWARD + MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY – CATÉGORIE MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DE FICTION

Nashville Film Festival, 2021 (Tennessee, USA) *NARRATIVE SHORT COMPETITION WINNER Oscar-qualifying Award
The 15 Short Film Festival, 2021

24 FPS International Short Film Festival, 2021 *BRONZE MEDAL *BEST ACTOR-STEVE LAPLANTE  *BEST SCREENPLAY

Indie Street Film Festival, 2021

Naples International Film Festival, 2021 *RISING STAR AWARD

Calgary International Film Festival, 2021  *GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT Oscar-qualifying Award

El Paso Film Festival, 2021

Nevada City Film Festival, 2021

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2021

Bolton Film Festival, 2021

Hamptons International Film Festival, 2021

Tirana International Film Festival, 2021

AfterImage Film Fest, 2021

Tacoma Film Festival, 2021

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF), 2021

Valladolid International Film Festival, 2021

Holidays 365 International Film Festival, 2021 *BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILM *BEST DIRECTOR SHORT FILM – ANNIE ST-PIERRE * BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT FILM – ÉTIENNE ROUSSY *BEST ACTRESS SHORT FILM – LILOU ROY-LANOUETTE

Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition, 2021

Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 2021 * PRIX SPIRA

Festival SPASM, 2021 *GRAND PRIX DU JURY

Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA), 2021*PRIX LA VAGUE – MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE CANADIEN

Images en Vues, 2021*PRIX DU JURY – MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE QUÉBÉCOIS

New Orleans Film Festival, 2021

Leeds International Film Festival, 2021

Coronado Island Film Festival, 2021

St.Louis International Film Festival, 2021

Sulmona International Film Festival,  2021  *BEST DIRECTOR *BEST SCREENPLAY

South Western International Film Festival (SWIFF), 2021

Longue vue sur le court, 2021*PRIX SPIRA – MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE QUÉBÉCOIS *PRIX DU PUBLIC PANQUÉBÉCOIS

Anchorage International Film Festival, 2021*PRIX DU PUBLIC – BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, 3E PLACE

24th Olympia International Film Festival, 2021 *BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Shorts that are not Pants, 2021

zmir International Short Film Festival, 2021

Itinerant Program of Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2021

Canada’s Top Ten, 2022

São Paulo Film Festival – Semi-Finalist, 2021

Plein(s) Écran(s),  2022

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, 2022  *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, 2022

Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal (FIFEM), 2022

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone (RVCQF), 2022

Prix Écrans Canadiens : Catégorie du meilleur court métrage de fiction, 2022

Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, 2022

Reel 2 Reel international Film Festival for Youth, 2022

Beirut International Women Film Festival, 2022 *BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF), 2022

Festival International du Film Court d’Angoulême, 2022

Festival Tout Court, 2022

Journées du Cinéma Québécois en Italie, 2022

Fargo Film Festival, 2022  *PRIX MENTION HONORABLE

Americana Film Fest, 2022

International Short and Independent Film Festival – Dhaka, 2022

Cleveland International Film Festival, 2022

Cinemagic «On the Pulse» Short Film Festival, 2022

Rhode Island programme Ciné-Québec,  2022

International Film Festival of Ottawa, 2022

Mecal Pro – Barcelona International Short and Animation, 2022

Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival – Programme Focus Québec, 2022

Milwaukee Film Festival, 2022 *JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT

Ennesimo Film Festival, 2022

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