Last Escape, The

Run Times:
91 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Yves Jacques, Jacques Godin, Andrée Lachapelle, Aliocha Schneider
Léa Pool
Léa Pool
Plot Summary

The Lévesques are gathered at the family home on Christmas Eve. But there is a pall over the event: the father, once accustomed to controlling everyone’s life, now suffers from a debilitating case of Parkinson’s. A prisoner in his own body, his children shudder whenever he takes a bite of food. What do you do when you’re with someone for whom all pleasures are denied? In the months that follow, the family remains divided. But the mother’s profound love for her husband, his eldest son André’s friendship and his grandson Sam bring the father the happiness that had always eluded him.

Festivals and Awards

Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2010

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil, September 2010

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2010

Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, Turkey, May 2011

Monterrey Film Festival, Mexico, August 2011

National Cinematheque, Mexico, September 2011

L’Alliance Française de Joao Pessoa, Brazil, December 2011

Fête de la Francophonie, Brazil, March 2012