Archive of films CQ2 / CQ2 (seek you too)
Canada / France
2004, 100 min
Section: Another View
Seventeen-year-old Rachel finds new meaning in life thanks to modern dance. She instinctively follows the dancer Jeanne, who is willing and able to help her in such a way that she is able to define her doubts, depressions and hopes.
Seventeen-year-old Rachel is – like a lot of young people – full of defiance and despair. The environment in which she grew up never offered her enough opportunities to realise herself. When Jeanne enters her life there is a marked change in Rachel’s attitudes; she finally finds a concrete way to define her doubt, uncertainty and rage towards a world which had never paid her enough attention. Jeanne is involved in modern dance and the fact that, for a minor case of theft, she found herself in prison, she was able to glimpse into the world of women who are drowning in hopelessness and often violence or self destructive behaviour. Jeanne is willing to share her experience and not only Rachel follows her instinctively, but also the unemployed single mother Odile. Jeanne’s professional eye and Odile’s sensitive intellect cannot fail to see that Rachel has a real talent for dance. Will it turn out that thanks to this new interest and the new people around her, she finds a path to a new life?
About the director
Carole Laure (b. 1951, Montreal, Canada) was originally a teacher but gained no satisfaction from her profession. When she was twenty she decided to try her luck as a film actress. In 1971 she made her debut in Mon enfance à Montreal (directed by Jean Chabot). Today she has more than 40 films to her credit. She was nominated for the Genie Award for her performance in the title role of Maria Chapdelaine (1983). She also sings, and with Lewis Furey has recorded several LPs in English and French. She first tried television direction in the series "La feuille d’érable" (1972). Her feature film debut was the drama Marie’s Sons (Les fils de Marie, 2002), in which she played the leading role. She was also the producer of the film, which was shown at last year’s IFF in Karlovy Vary.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Dir. of Photography:||Gérard Simon|
|Editor:||Marie-Blanche Colonna, Hugo Caruana|
|Production:||Cite-Amerique, Co-production: Toloda|
|Cast:||Clara Furey, Danielle Hubbard, Mireille Thibault, Jean-Marc Barr, Emmanuel Bilodeau|