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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Simon Lavoie

  • Starring

    Marine Jonhson, Antoine l’Écuyer. Jean-François Casabonne. Alex Godbout, Laurie Babin-Fortin

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    111 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    French (English Subtitles)

  • Director of Photography: Nicolas Canniccioni

  • Editor: Aube Foglia

  • Produced by: Marcel Giroux

  • Music: Ivo Bláha

  • Screenplay by: Simon Lavoie

  • Production Designer: Marjorie Rhéaume

  • Sound Production: Philippe Lavigne, Patrice Leblanc, Clovis Gouaillier

Director Bio

Simon Lavoie

Director Bio

Simon Lavoie is the director of A White Chapel (Jutra Award 2006), The Deserter (2008) and The Torrent (2012). He is the co-director (with M. Denis) of Laurentia, which premiered in Karlovy Vary in 2011 and won awards at Raindance and Polar Lights Film Festivals, and Those Who Make Revolutions Halfway only Dig Their Own Graves (Best Canadian Feature TIFF 2016, Special Mention Prize Generation 14Plus, Berlinale 2017).


The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes)


A beguiling black-and-white period film about two siblings raised in a sprawling but dilapidated house in rural Quebec by their brutal father, who has forbade them from contact with the outside world. When their father dies, the boy (an intense Antoine L’Écuyer) wants to stay at the house, while the girl (striking newcomer Marine Johnson) – who has been raised a boy – wants to explore. Outsiders become interested in the siblings . . . plus something strange and disturbing lurks in their locked shed. 

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