AVANT LES RUES

by Chloé Leriche
BEFORE THE STREETS

Informations

Nation: Canada

Year: 2016

Length: 97'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The Atikamekw Indian tribe lives in the Saint-Maurice River Valley, in Quebec. The tribe has deep ties to nature and a centuries-old language. Shawnouk was born in this land but has always questioned its values. His involvement in a tragic robbery marks a point of no return for him. Shawnouk decides to return to his origins, to the forest and the mysteries of the tradition on which his own identity is based. [mp]

Director

Chloé Leriche

Chloé  Leriche

Chloé Leriche (Canada), an autodidact, has worked in film since 2001 in different capacities, dedicating herself to both fiction and video art. After her first short, La réplique, she joined the collective Kino and has made over twenty shorts, including Fragment ou lettre à un Allemand (dont je suis amoureuse en secret), with which she won a special mention at the French festival Vidéoforme. In 2008, she participated at the Toronto Film Festival with the short Les grands, which entered the Top Ten for 2008, a selection of the ten best Canadian films of the year. She is also active in social work; in 2004, she began teaching film with the Vidéo Paradiso project for homeless people, and between 2006 and 2013 she worked with Wapikoni Mobile, a non-profit organization which teaches audiovisual subjects to the native communities of Quebec and Ontario. Avant les rues is her first feature film.

Filmography:
La réplique (cm, 2001), Comme une ombre allongée sur l’asphalte (cm, 2001), L’homme et la fenêtre (cm, 2002), Fragment ou lettre à un Allemand (dont je suis amoureuse en secret) (cm, 2004), Les grands (cm, 2008), Un cri au bonheur (Virages) (cm, 2008), Qui est là (cm, 2008), Soleils blues (cm, 2010), Avant les rues (2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio, produttore/director, screenplay, film editing, producer
Chloé Leriche
fotografia/cinematography
Glauco Bermudez
scenografia/production design
Frédéric Devost
costumi/costume design
Yola Van Leeuwenkamp
suono/sound
Martyne Morin, Sylvain Bellemare
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rykko Bellemare (Shawnouk), Kwena Bellemare Boivin (Kwena) Jacques Newashish (Paul-Yves), Martin Dubreuil (Thomas Dugré), Janis Ottawa (Anita), Guylaine Ottawa (la poliziotta/female police officer), Louis-Philippe Moar (Raoul)
produzione/production
Les films de l’autre


contatti/contacts
Wide
Matthias Angoulvant
ma@widemanagement.com
www.widemanagement.com

Director statement

“I spent a lot of time in different native communities. I visited Obedjiwan several times. I took part in many traditional ceremonies and pow wows, I lived with different families and made many friends. I also did research and read about the native concept of restorative justice. I attended councils of elders, where village elders meet to discuss different issues and question solutions. In my film, the resolution, with the return to tradition, grew out of these exchanges.” 

Synopsis Learn more

The Atikamekw Indian tribe lives in the Saint-Maurice River Valley, in Quebec. The tribe has deep ties to nature and a centuries-old language. Shawnouk was born in this land but has always questioned its values. His involvement in a tragic robbery marks a point of no return for him. Shawnouk decides to return to his origins, to the forest and the mysteries of the tradition on which his own identity is based. [mp]

Director All about direction

Chloé Leriche

Chloé  Leriche

Chloé Leriche (Canada), an autodidact, has worked in film since 2001 in different capacities, dedicating herself to both fiction and video art. After her first short, La réplique, she joined the collective Kino and has made over twenty shorts, including Fragment ou lettre à un Allemand (dont je suis amoureuse en secret), with which she won a special mention at the French festival Vidéoforme. In 2008, she participated at the Toronto Film Festival with the short Les grands, which entered the Top Ten for 2008, a selection of the ten best Canadian films of the year. She is also active in social work; in 2004, she began teaching film with the Vidéo Paradiso project for homeless people, and between 2006 and 2013 she worked with Wapikoni Mobile, a non-profit organization which teaches audiovisual subjects to the native communities of Quebec and Ontario. Avant les rues is her first feature film.

Filmography:
La réplique (cm, 2001), Comme une ombre allongée sur l’asphalte (cm, 2001), L’homme et la fenêtre (cm, 2002), Fragment ou lettre à un Allemand (dont je suis amoureuse en secret) (cm, 2004), Les grands (cm, 2008), Un cri au bonheur (Virages) (cm, 2008), Qui est là (cm, 2008), Soleils blues (cm, 2010), Avant les rues (2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio, produttore/director, screenplay, film editing, producer
Chloé Leriche
fotografia/cinematography
Glauco Bermudez
scenografia/production design
Frédéric Devost
costumi/costume design
Yola Van Leeuwenkamp
suono/sound
Martyne Morin, Sylvain Bellemare
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rykko Bellemare (Shawnouk), Kwena Bellemare Boivin (Kwena) Jacques Newashish (Paul-Yves), Martin Dubreuil (Thomas Dugré), Janis Ottawa (Anita), Guylaine Ottawa (la poliziotta/female police officer), Louis-Philippe Moar (Raoul)
produzione/production
Les films de l’autre


contatti/contacts
Wide
Matthias Angoulvant
ma@widemanagement.com
www.widemanagement.com

Director statement Read more

“I spent a lot of time in different native communities. I visited Obedjiwan several times. I took part in many traditional ceremonies and pow wows, I lived with different families and made many friends. I also did research and read about the native concept of restorative justice. I attended councils of elders, where village elders meet to discuss different issues and question solutions. In my film, the resolution, with the return to tradition, grew out of these exchanges.”