Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)

Director: Léa Pool Year: 1999 Run Time: 105min
Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) (2009)

Hanna (Vanasse) is an unhappy tomboyish teenager living in 1960s Montreal. Her erratic father and perpetually sick mother aren’t much help as she tries to navigate the tricky terrain of puberty. Feeling isolated and alone, Hannah seeks to escape in cinema, becoming fixated on the beautiful and freespirited Anna Karina in Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre sa vie (My Life to Live).

As her home life deteriorates, the confused Hannah attempts to emulate her movie idol, making some poor and potentially dangerous decisions before finding a healthy way to express herself and cope with her world.

A touching coming-of-age story that won four Jutras for director Léa Pool.

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Director(s):

Léa Pool

Writer(s):

Monique H. Messier, Nancy Huston, Léa Pool, Isabelle Raynault

Producer(s):

Alfi Sinniger, Carole Scotta, Lorraine Richard

Cast:

Pascale Bussières, Karine Vanasse, Miki Manojlovic, Monique Mercure

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Emporte-moi is filmed and set in Quebec. Léa Pool is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon