Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Duration: 73\'

Ever since Maggie disappeared the summer has seemed endless to
 Carla. Each day is just like the preceding one, her job, housework
 and the constant search for her sister, which she does with a group of
 friends and a stranger. Nothing seems to break up the monotony of
 the summer, until Maggie’s body is found. But the proof of her sister’s
 death doesn’t keep Carla from still hoping to find her alive one day.

“Not wanting to do this film the same way I did the previous two, I decided to put myself in danger and write a script based only on a title: New Denmark. Without an idea yet, I was wishing that a story would emerge from it. A girl, looking for something, all summer long. An older sister has disapeared. No adult in sight. Non-actors, a small camera, two weeks to shoot it. A month later I had this story, this idea, this dream. Two months later I had this film.”


film director

Rafaël Ouellet

Rafaël Ouellet (Degelis, Canada, 1974) has worked in both radio and television. Since 2003 he has made several shorts which have been selected by various international festivals, such as the Barcelona International Film Festival and the Compétition officielle de regard sur le court métrage in Saguenay in 2005. In 2007, he wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, Le cèdre penché, which participated at several film festivals, including the Toronto Film Festival and received the Audience Award at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québecois. His second feature film, Derrière moi, competed at the Festival of San Sebastian in 2008.


I Mokret (cm, 2003), Przeprowadzka (cm, 2003), Film dans un sauna (cm, 2003), Face B (cm, 2004), Dans l’est (cm, 2005), Le cèdre penché (2007), Derrière moi (2008), New Denmark (2009).


& Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio/director, story, screenplay, cinematography, film editing
Rafaël Ouellet
Man An Ocean
Daniel Fontaine-Bégin
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Carla Turcotte (Carla), Alexandra Soucy (Alexe), Sophie Bérubé (l’amico/Friend), Gilles-Vincent Martel (il ragazzo/Young Man), Marco Bentz (il viaggiatore/Traveler)
produzione, vendita all’estero/production, world sales