Sonatine

Director: Michelline Lanctot Year: 1984 Run Time: 91min

Actor and filmmaker Micheline Lanctôt won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for her second feature, the story of two teenage girls whose close bond, dreams, and sentimental whims are presented in a series of vignettes that move gradually from the seemingly trivial to the extremely dark.

 

Structured around three parts, the first follows teenage Chantal (Pascale Bussières), who pursues an infatuation with a bus driver (Pierre F. Fauteux), ultimately costing him his job. The second segment follows Louisette (Marcia Pilote), who has run away from home but finds temporary affection from a Bulgarian sailor (Kliment Denchev) in the port. In the third and final chapter, the two girls come together and make a grim, disturbing plan.

 

Micheline Lanctôt won the Genie Award for Best Director for the film.

 


Director(s):

Michelline Lanctot

Writer(s):

Michelline Lanctot

Cast:

Pascale Bussieres, Kliment Denchev

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

French

Ratings by Province:

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