A Colony

Original title: Une colonie
Director: Genevieve Dulude-de Celles
Cast: Robin Aubert, Emilie Bierre, Irlande Côté, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Cassandra Gosselin-Pelletier, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie
Country: Canada
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 103
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Best Friend Forever
Section: Generation

Mylia starts high school, trying to find her place in the new social setting. She meets the older and more experienced Jacinthe, who introduces her to the world of alcohol parties, but also the sensitive Jimmy, who comes from the indigenous community and lives in a reservation with his grandmother. This realistic coming-of-age film touches upon the sensitive issues of bullying and the country's history. The winner of the Generation section at Berlinale.

Genevieve Dulude-de Celles

Her short film La Coupe (2014), which tells the story of a daughter who offers her dad to cut his hair, won at Sundance. Her Welcome to F.L. documentary (2015) observes high school students as they try to make their school prettier. Her live-action feature debut A Colony (2019) won awards at festivals in Berlin, Athens and Quebec.

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