Archive of films In Broad Daylight / Au grand jour

2022, 151 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2022

A wealthy family withdraws from society after something unforeseen happens. When one of its members leaves the house on the pretext of paying an innocent visit to someone outside, the family’s fragile equilibrium is disturbed. In Broad Daylight presents an inscrutable, tantalisingly elusive fictional world enhanced by a colourful array of absurd characters.


A wealthy family withdraws from society for a period of eight months. 17-year-old Hélène has given birth and no-one wants news of this unforeseen event to reach the outside world. However, the fragile equilibrium of the family’s ecosystem is disturbed when the daughter, on the pretext of leaving the house to visit someone, goes off in search of the father of her child, with whom she spent a single night. In his third feature film Emmanuel Tardif presents an inscrutable, tantalisingly elusive fictional world enhanced by a colourful array of absurd characters. Despite limited funding he strives for a clearly formulated creative vision and demonstrates that young Québécois filmmakers are boldly seeking to grab our attention.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Emmanuel Tardif

Emmanuel Tardif (1994, Canada). Filmography: Speak Love (2019), Heirdoms (Soumissions, 2021), In Broad Daylight (Au grand jour, 2022).


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Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier
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Gary Walsh
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About the film

Barevný, DCP
World premiéra

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Emmanuel Tardif
Screenplay: Emmanuel Tardif 
Dir. of Photography: François Herquel
Music: Julien Racine 
Sound: François Lacasse
Editor: Antoine Foley-Dupont
Art Director: Geneviève Boiteau
Producer: Emmanuel Tardif, Léa Roy
Production: Les Rapailleurs
Cast: David Savard, Amaryllis Tremblay, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman, Elijah Patrice, Marianne Fortier, Jean-Simon Leduc
Sales: Les Films du 3 Mars
Contact: Brigitta Portier, Gary Walsh


Emmanuel Tardif

Film Director

Marianne Fortier


François Herquel

Director of Photography

Geneviève Boiteau

Art Director

Laurence Wells

Film Crew

Brigitta Portier


Gary Walsh



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