The Auction

The Auction  {Le démantèlement}
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The Auction
Le démantèlement
Canada, 2013, 111 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topic: Drama
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: French English Sub-Titles

Awards: Cannes SACD Award

Gaby (Gabriel Arcand) lives an isolated existence on the sheep farm he inherited from his father, the Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons himself and his 2 daughters live far away in Montreal. His brothers chose a different life and his ex-wife left the suffocating existence of farm life.

One day, the eldest daughter, Marie, comes with her sons, announces that she is getting a divorce and presses her father for a large loan in order to keep her house, without a thought for his economic hardships. Against reason and warnings from friends, neighbors and even his younger daughter Frederique, Gabriel gradually feels that he has no other choice but to sell his beloved farm and dismantle the only life he knows in order to help Marie. After all he will say: "A father needs to give to be happy."

In this honest portrait of a family in the midst of change, Sébastien Pilote ("The Salesman") gives us a touching tale of self-sacrifice and love in economically depressed rural Quebec. Winner: FIPRESCI prize and Best Actor, Turin Film Festival

Filmmaker(s) attending: Director

DIRECTOR: Sébastien Pilote
Producer: Payeur Bernadette, Daigle Marc
Editor: Stéphane Lafleur
Screenwriter: Sébastien Pilote
Cinematographer: Michel La Veaux
Music: Serge Nakaushi Pelletier
Principal Cast: Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier, Sophie Desmarais, Gilles Renaud, Johanne-Marie Tremblay
Filmography: The Salesman (2011)

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