A colony

Canada, 2018, 102 min.

Director

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Producer

Fanny Drew,
Sarah Mannering

Scenario

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Rights Holder

Indie Sales Company

DOP

Léna Mill-Reuillard, Etienne Roussy

Cast

Émilie Bierre, Irlande Côté, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie, Cassandra Gosselin-Pelletier, Robin Aubert, Noémie Godin-Vigneau

Production

Colonelle Films

Mylia, a timid 12-year-old child, is about to leave her native countryside to begin high school. Lost in this new hostile environment, she copes as well as she can, sometimes awkwardly, dealing with the absurdities, discomforts and small victories of adolescence. Along the way she encounters Jimmy, a young indigenous outsider from the neighbouring reserve, who will help her stand her ground and embrace who she really is.

HONORS
2019 Berlin IFF (Germany) – Crystal Bear for Best Film (Generation Kplus)
2019 Canadian Screen Awards (Canada) – Canadian Screen Award for Best First Feature Film, Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2018 Quebec City IFF (Canada) – Grand Jury Prize in Official Competition, Audience Award for Canadian Feature Film
2018 Whistler IFF (Canada) – Phillip Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature, Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film, Best Director in a Borsos Competition Film
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ first short fiction film THE CUT won the Best International Short Film Award at the Sundance Film Festival in addition to dozens of other awards. It was an official selection in more than 80 international film festivals. The following year, she released WELCOME TO F.L., a feature-length documentary that premiered at TIFF and won the Best New Talent award at RIDM along with earning two nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards.

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