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Canadian Cinema

Tu dors Nicole

(You're Sleeping Nicole)

Year 2014
Runtime 93 mins
Language French
Subtitles Yes

A thoughtful, absurdist feature about the summer following a young woman’s university graduation. From the director of Continental, a Film Without Guns and The National Parks Project (Stéphane Lafleur) comes this absurdist and stylish film which queries “what comes after coming of age?”

The film focuses on the post-graduate summer of a 22-year-old woman watching her vacationing parent’s house in her small hometown. Nicole plans to spend the summer drifting aimlessly – physically and mentally – with her best friend Véronique. When her brother and his band show up at the house, their playing isn’t the only thing disturbing the quiet, serene silence that has marked the days so far.

The film explores an introverted and uncertain young woman’s search for identity and solidity during the transitions and difficulties that occur during young adulthood with a dark sense of humour and pathos.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Calgary International Film Festival 2014, Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Cannes 2014
Director
Stéphane Lafleur
Producer
Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Screenwriter
Stéphane Lafleur
Cinematographer
Sara Mishara
Editor
Sophie Leblond
Cast
Julianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, Marc-Andre Grondin