Director: Sébastien Pilote Run Time: 96min Genre(s): Drama
Feeling stifled by the confines of her small town, Leo (Karelle Tremblay) is reluctant to celebrate her 18th birthday, which brings her closer to an adulthood she doesn’t want to confront. Tired of her family nagging her about her future, she rebels against them by striking up a friendship with Steve (Pierre-Luc Brilliant), her much older guitar teacher who still lives in his mother’s basement. She is fascinated by both his musical ability and lack of ambitions to do anything else, which stands in stark contrast from everyone else in her life.
A quiet and poignant exploration of small-town life, this third film from acclaimed Quebecois director Sébastien Pilote claimed the prize for Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Director: Louis Bélanger Run Time: 105min Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Jacques (Alexis Martin), a struggling actor on the run from a loan shark, reluctantly strikes a deal with Simon (Gilles Renaud), a rural farmer with a secret marijuana greenhouse, to help him cultivate a marijuana crop for harvest. In exchange, Simon will hide him from the gangster he owes money to and give him a cut of the profits so that he can pay off his debts.
When they are forced to bring in a sassy energy technician (Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez) to help their secret grow-op thrive, both men’s secrets are threatened, and the race is on to complete the harvest before they’re discovered.
Les Mauvaises Herbes was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture and won two Prix Iris for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
Venue: Association Des Francophones du Nunavut
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: French
7:00 PM La disparition des Lucioles (The Fireflies are Gone)
9:00 PM Les mauvaises herbes (Bad Seeds)
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
Association Des Francophones du Nunavut, 981 Nunavut, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0