“A magnificent film, extremely stripped down, in which feelings evolve with impressionist touches. " - The Press
Toronto International Film Festival
Anne-Marie is a shy, introverted teenager who has been caring for her sick mother in suburban Québec while her father sits idle, only interested in benefiting from Anne-Marie's work around the house. When her mother passes away, she decides to run away to Gaspé in search of a tranquil beach her mother photographed years before. Renaming herself Chantal, she meets a man named Serge while searching for the beach who owns a farm and he offers her a job working in his woodlot.
The two both feel most comfortable in solitude and quickly form a quiet bond. The stillness of the forest and the vastness of the land is felt throughout Director Catharine Martin’s film that renders stylistic influences from French directors such as Agnes Varda and Robert Bresson, and what weaves the plot together from start to finish
Canada - 2013 - 1h 25m
Directed By: Catherine Martin
Written By: Catherine Martin
Starring: Ariane Legault, Sébastien Ricard