Comedy, Drama, Romance
Run Times:
104 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Alexandre Landry, Benoit Gouin, Isabelle Vincent, Véronique Beaudet, Marie Gignac, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Sébastien Ricard
Louise Archambault
Louise Archambault
Plot Summary

The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship? Then Gabrielle’s beloved and supportive sister confesses that she is going to move to India, and Gabrielle’s world is truly in danger of falling apart. With stubborn courage and a real zest for life, Gabrielle prevails against all odds to win her freedom.

Festivals and Awards

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, August 2013
*Winner – Audience Prize

Festival Film Francophone d’Angouleme, France, August 2013
*Winner – Best Actor

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September

Cinefest Sudbury, Canada, September 2013
*Winner – Best Canadian Feature Film

International Film Festival Film by the Sea, The Netherlands, September 2013

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, September 2013

Namur IFF, Belgium, September 2013
*Winner – Audience prize for fiction
*Special mentions for Gabrielle Marion Rivard and Alexandre Landry

Festival du film Canadien de Dieppe, France, September 2013
*Winner – Audience Prize
*Winner – Best Actor

Vancouver Film Festival, Canada. October 2013

Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2013

AFI Fest, USA, November 2013

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2013

Tallin Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia November 2013

Gijón International Film Festival, Spain, November 2013
*Winner – Best Actor: Alexandre Landry

Int’l Film Festival of India – Goa, India, November 2013

Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, December 2013

Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, February 2014

Cinema Mundi International Film Festival, Czech Republic, February 2014

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2014

Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, March 2014

Santiago International Women’s Film Festival, Chile, March 2014

Francophone Film Festival, UAE, Marh 2014

Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary, April 2014

Birds Eye View Film Festival, UK, April 2014

Beijing International Film Festival, China, April 2014

Santo Domingo International Film Festival, Dominican Republic, May 2014

Off Plus Camera Film Festival, Poland, May 2014

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival, Brazil, May 2014

Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2014

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF), Scotland, October 2014

Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, Russia, November 2014

Les Journées du Film Engagé, Algeria, December 2014
*Winner – Grand Prix, Feature Films

Francophone Film Festival, Latvia, March 2015