Archive of films Le dep / Le dep
2015, 77 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
One night Lydia is attacked as she’s preparing to close her father’s store, and in the next few hours she is forced to make a number of life-altering decisions. In her powerful psychological drama, the director demonstrates her sensitivity in depicting the world of the Innu community as well as the inner emotions of the young protagonist.
Late one night when Lydia is preparing to close up the shop owned by her father she is robbed at gunpoint by a drug addict. During the traumatic experience she is forced to make many life-altering decisions. The debuting writer-director concentrates on limning the relationships between the main characters, and the picture’s growing suspense is intensified by the awareness of the bond between the characters. The narratively simple plot of this psychological drama unfolds during a night that serves the director not only as a starting point for sensitively capturing the heroine’s internal feelings but also as a social probe into the difficulties facing the contemporary Innu community. Well-selected music and the presence of actual Innu actors strengthen the film’s authentic atmosphere.
About the director
Sonia Bonspille Boileau, a descendant of Canada’s original inhabitants, is a director and screenwriter. After graduating from Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, she shot and produced various television programs in both English and French, from children’s shows to documentaries on social issues. Her writer-director projects have been presented on Canadian television and abroad. The documentary Last Call Indien (2011) won the Diversity Award at the 2011 Gala des Prix Gémeaux. At present she is writing the script for another film, Rez Side Stories. Her writer-director debut Le dep was realized with financial support from Telefilm Canada.
About the film
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Director:||Sonia Bonspille Boileau|
|Screenplay:||Sonia Bonspille Boileau|
|Dir. of Photography:||Patrick Kaplin|
|Art Director:||Colleen Wiliamson|
|Cast:||Eve Ringuette, Charles Buckell-Robertson, Yan England|
Sonia Bonspille Boileau
Director of Photography
Film Institution Rep.