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JOUTEL

A FILM BY ALEXA-JEANNE DUBÉ

Short Film – Quebec – 2021 –  15 min
Color | French with English subtitles | 16:9 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

When Gérard finds a dead racoon in his front yard, the old man becomes strangely distressed, shaken by thoughts of his own demise. Jocelyne watches the despair of her husband grow along with his obsession with the animal’s body, and his anguish takes root in her own mind. After a night of torment, they decide to go and bury the raccoon on the land where their house once stood in Joutel, a former mining town deserted since 1998. When they get there, the boreal forest is creeping in on the ruins of her former house, plunging Jocelyne into a deep nostalgia. Here, after a morbid picnic marking the racoon’s burial, the couple meets a mystical being who leads them to make peace with their inner demons.

Cast

Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi and Peter James

Crew

DIRECTOR : Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
WRITER : Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
PRODUCER : Geneviève Gosselin-G. (Unité Centrale)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Léna Mill-Reuillard
PRODUCTION DESIGN : Catherine White
SOUND : François Tremblay
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING : Gaël Poisson-Lemay
ORIGINAL SCORE : Pierre-Philippe Côté (Pilou)
EDITING : Marie-Pier Dupuis

Joutel, un film de Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé is a multidisciplinary artist. As an actress, she appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Féminin / Féminin and Claire l’hiver. In 2019, she created an immersive artistic installation (Douceurs) at Arsenal in Montreal. Her short film Scopique (2018) had a successful festival career (Best Film Bideodromo, Bilbao), as did S.D.R (2019) (Best Fiction Short Film, RVQC). During the 2020 pandemic, she shot her most recent short, Joutel.

FILMOGRAPHY

JOUTEL | 2021, 15 min
Writer and director

SDR | 2019, 10 min
Co-writer, director and co-producer

SCOPIQUE | 2017, 11 min
Director and productor

OUI MAIS NON | 2016, 11 min
Writer, director and productor