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    Family First

    Directed by Sophie Dupuis
    Canada | 87 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

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    Family First

    Directed by Sophie Dupuis
    Canada | 87 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

  • View Trailer

    Family First

    Directed by Sophie Dupuis
    Canada | 87 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

  • View Trailer

    Family First

    Directed by Sophie Dupuis
    Canada | 87 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

The fragile thread holding together two brothers and their recovering alcoholic mother becomes strained to the point of crisis when the elder brother attempts to break away from the family’s criminal activities.

Schedule

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film synopsis

From The Godfather trilogy to The Sopranos the cinematic sub-genre of “crime family drama” has always provided some of the most compelling onscreen stories. Sophie Dupuis’ provocative, discomfiting feature debut is no exception, but what sets her film apart is her choice to insinuate her camera right into the core of a troubled family, utilizing their criminal activities as narrative catalysts rather than an end in themselves. The fragile balance of the relationship between two brothers: the older JP (Jean-Simon Leduc), sensitive and yearning to go straight, and Vincent (Theodore Pellerin) — younger, unpredictable and violent — who thrills at his growing role in the family business. When their uncle ratchets up the pressure on his nephews to act as enforcers, JP realizes it’s up to him to to save his family. Notable for compelling performances and moments of intense psychological drama, Family First is a must-see.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Chien de garde
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 87 minutes
Language: in French with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Sophie Dupuis
Producers: Étienne Hansez
Principal Cast: Jean-Simon Leduc, Théodore Pellerin, Claudel Laberge, Maude Guérin, Paul Ahmarani
Cinematographers: Mathieu Laverdière
Editor: Dominique Fortin
Music: Gaëtan Gravel & Patrice Dubuc
Screenwriter: Sophie Dupuis
Website: http://www.bravocharliefilms.com/
Primary Company: Axia Films Inc.

guests in attendance

Director Sophie Dupuis

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