The Center for Canadian Studies presents:
2009 Québec Cinema Festival
We are pleased to offer this film in association with the Duke Film/Video/Digital Program's Spring 2009 Screen/Society film series. With special thanks to Hank Okazaki for his continued support on our behalf!
Familia (2005) directed by Louise Archambault.
A contemporary family drama shot by ace cinematographer Andre Turpin Familia explores the question of how value systems are passed on from mother to daughter and asks: Is it possible to avoid passing on to our children those traits that we despise in our parents? Michele (Sylvie Moreau), a 30-something aerobics instructor addicted to on-line gambling, loses her job and is forced to seek refuge with a childhood friend, Janine (Macha Grenon), who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban home. Michele's teenage daughter, Marguerite (Mylene St-Sauveur), and Janine's daughter of a similar age, Gabrielle (Juliette Gosselin), become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values.
Winner of the Claude Jutra Award (2006).
Official Website: http://fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php
Added by Alexi on January 27, 2009