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    The Fireflies Are Gone

    Directed by Sébastien Pilote
    Canada | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    The Fireflies Are Gone

    Directed by Sébastien Pilote
    Canada | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    The Fireflies Are Gone

    Directed by Sébastien Pilote
    Canada | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    The Fireflies Are Gone

    Directed by Sébastien Pilote
    Canada | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

Sébastien Pilote’s third feature continues his cinematic exploration into small-town culture and characters in search of direction, this time centering on one pivotal summer in the life of 17-year-old Léo.

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film synopsis

Winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Sébastien Pilote’s third feature continues his cinematic exploration into small-town culture and characters in search of direction. The story centers on 17-year-old Léo (perfectly played by Karelle Tremblay, who resembles a young Natalie Portman and displays remarkable onscreen charisma). Léo is often brittle and explosively argumentative with her mother and stepfather, the reasons for which rise to the surface later in the film. In an uncharacteristically social moment, Léo pursues a friendship with Steve, an older, introverted guitar teacher living in his mother’s basement, instinctively understanding that they may be able to help each other move forward. While not driven by plot, The Fireflies Are Gone is a deftly made jewel box of a film: nuanced, sweet, and powerful in its portrayal of one pivotal summer for its characters.

film details

Original Language Title: La disparition des lucioles
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: in French and English with English subtitles
Director: Sébastien Pilote
Producers: Bernadette Payeur
Principal Cast: Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Luc Picard, François Papineau, Marie-France Marcotte
Cinematographers: Michel La Veaux
Editor: Stéphane Lafleur
Music: Philippe Breault
Screenwriter: Sébastien Pilote
Primary Company: Seville International

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Director Sébastien Pilote

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