Run Times:
83 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Sophie Nélisse, Mylène Mackay, Lise Roy, Monia Chokri, Guy Thauvette, Stéphane Crête, Anne-Marie Cadieux
André Turpin
André Turpin
Plot Summary
At 13, Simone witnesses the murder of her mother. To cure her shock, she is hypnotized in order to relive the traumatic event. We then dive into her unconsciousness at different times of her life. At 25, struggling with obsessive guilt, she confronts her mother’s murderer. Then, at 60, as a renowned physicist, she gives a lecture on the strange nature of time. Endorphine is a visceral and hypnotic trip that challenges, like dreams, our perception of time and reality.

“Part David Lynch, part Alain Resnais, with a tad of Inception tossed into the mix, Endorphine is a formally arresting, narratively mystifying experimental feature from French Canadian filmmaker Andre Turpin.”
– Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Endorphine’: TIFF Review 

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2015

Festival do Rio, Brazil, September 2015

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, October 2015

Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada, October 2015

Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya, Spain, October 2015

International Film Festival of India, November 2015

Palm Springs Film Festival, USA, January 2016

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 2016

Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2016