Archive of films Yellowknife / Yellowknife

2001, 116 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

An uncompromising, brutal and existential road-movie about a couple escaping in the direction of the Canadian North-West, who meet up with a faded night-club singer, her shady manager and a couple of dubious twin male strippers.


Max and Linda are on the run: they escape in the direction of the Canadian North-West. On the road which takes them from Moncton to Yellowknife, they meet up with a couple of dubious twin male strippers and make the acquaintance of Marlène, a faded night-club singer, accompanied by her shady manager and driver Johnny. Fragile relationships are woven in amongst these rootless, drifting souls, revealed here in their roughest and most enigmatic state, which takes each of them to the edge of what remains of their desperate passion. Empty roads, sleazy motels, bars and night-clubs, paid sex and bad choices: and finally no escape... An uncompromising, brutal and existential road-movie.

About the director

Rodrigue Jean studied biology, sociology and literature before turning to dance and choreography in the 1980s. He then studied theatre and directing in London. He made his first short film, La Déroute, in 1989, and at the beginning of the 1990s he led a video workshop at a London centre for homeless young people. In 1995 he directed the documentary La voix des rivières. After two short video films, La mémoire de l’eau (1996) and L’Appel (1998) he shot his first feature, Full Blast (1999), awarded various prizes. Yellowknife is his second feature film.


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Rodrigue Jean
Screenplay: Rodrigue Jean
Dir. of Photography: Yves Cape
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Producer: Ian Boyd
Production: Les Films de L´Isle
Cast: Sébastien Huberdeau, Hélene Florent, Patsy Gallant, Philippe Clément, Brad Mann, Todd Mann
Contact: Domino Film and Television International Ltd., Les Films de l'Isle

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