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Canadian Cinema

The Great Darkened Days

Year 2018
Runtime 94 mins
Language French/English

Winner of the 2018 Best Canadian Narrative Feature, and recipient of $10,000 cash prize


While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness borne of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American dream. THE GREAT DARKENED DAYS is wonderfully absurdist, poignant film, with a truly one-of-a-kind story, by Quebec director Maxime Giroux (FÉLIX & MEIRA). 


Written by Brenda Lieberman


TIFF


Presented by Calgary Economic Development


Countries

Canada
Director
Maxime Giroux
Producer
Neva Mcintosh, Maxime Giroux, Danelle Eliav, Eric Connelly, Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant
Screenwriter
Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière, Simon Beaulieu
Cinematographer
Sara Mishara
Editor
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Music
Olivier Alary
Cast
Martin Dubreuil, Romain Duris, Sarah Gadon, Reda Kateb, Cody Fern, Soko