Luc Picard
Canada | 2017 | 102 min | French
2 Nov, 10 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium





As their family teeters on the edge of collapse, 12-year-old Manon and her little brother Mimi seem destined to be taken into foster care. Outraged by her situation, and abetted by two cousins, Manon kidnaps an old woman and flees to the countryside, in the hope of starting a new life with a surrogate grandmother.



  • Luc Picard

    Luc Picard

    Originally trained as an actor, Luc Picard rose to fame in Canada on the TV show Omertà (1996-1999). He later moved into writing and directing, with the features l’Audition (2005), Babine (2008) and Ésimésac (2012), as well as contributing to the anthology film 9 (2016).


Director : Luc Picard
Producer : Luc Châtelain and Stéphanie Pages
Screenwriter : Nicole Bélanger
Cinematographer : François Dutil
Editor : Carmen Mélanie Pépin
Sound : Pierre Bertrand, Olivier Calvert, Stéphane Bergeron
Music : Viviane Audet, Robin Joël Cool and Alexis Martin
Production Company : Écho Média


Festival Baie Comeau (Canada)
Hudson - Canadian Film Festival (Canada)
Festival du film de l'Outaouais (Canada)
18th Calgary International Film Festival (Canada)
29th Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Canada)
26th Cinemental Festival des Films francophones du Manitoba (Canada)
31e Festival International du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Canada)
22e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone à Vancouver (Canada)
18th Kingston Canadian Film Festival (Canada)
14th Available Light Film Festival (Yukon Canada)
21e Ciné Franco Festival Jeunesse de Toronto (Canada)
11e Festival Objectif cinéma Desjardins d'Orleans (Canada)
Cinemagic Film Festival (Ireland)
14th Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival (Israël)
13th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival (South Korea)
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Germany) / Crystal Bear (Generation Kplus)
Cinema in Sneakers (Poland) / Main Award in Children Feature Film Competition / Main Award of the Par Special mention of the Polish Arthouse Cinema Network
Canada NOW FESTIVAL (New York, Los Angeles, US Tour)
58th Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic) / Winner of Best Feature Film for Youth and Best Youth Performan Corbeil-Gauvreau
Filem'On Film Festival (Belgium)
Festival du Cinéma Québécois des Grands Lacs (Biscarosse, France) Gijon IFF (Gijon, Espagne)
Little Big Films (Nuremberg)
Festival de Film d'Angoulême / Best Actress Award for Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau (Valois de la meilleure actr
GIFFONI (48TH edition) / Special Prize - THE CGS (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People) AWARD