Auction, The (Démantèlement, Le)

Run Times:
110 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Gabriel Arcand, Gilles Renaud, Lucie Laurier, Sophie Desmarais
Sébastien Pilote
Sébastien Pilote
Plot Summary

Gaby is a farmer, rearing beautiful lambs on his family property, La Ferme Gagnon. His two daughters, raised like princesses, live far away in the big city. When the eldest asks for money to avoid the loss of her home, Gaby decides to liquidate his beloved farm: the house, the tools, the lambs and the land. LE DÉMANTÈLEMENT is a beautifully observed narrative film, but more significantly it is the heart-breaking record of a way of life that is dissolving before our eyes.

Festivals and Awards

Cannes Film Festival, France, May 2013
*Critics’ Week – SACD Prize

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, June 2013

Festival International du Film de la Rochelle, France, June 2013

Festival de Lima Encuentro Lationoamericano de Cine, Peru, August 2013

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2013

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

Haifa Int’l Film Festival, Israel, September 2013

Ars Independent International Film Festival, Poland, September 2013

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, September 2013 Namur IFF, Belgium, September 2013

Festival International de Cine de Morelia, Mexico, October 2013

Mumbai Film Festival, India, October 2013

Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, October 2013

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, November 2013

Festival du Film Français, UK, November 2013

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2013

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

Torino International Film Festival, Italy, November 2013

*Winner – Fipresci Award, Best Film  

*Winner – Best Actor, Gabriel Arcand

Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2014

Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia, February 2014

Day of the Francophonie, Denmark, March 2014

Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, March 2014

Francophonie Week, Brazil, March 2014

Sarasota Film Festival, USA, April 2014

Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, May 2014

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain, May 2014

Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland, June 2014

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, July 2014

Tapis Rouge Film Festival, Germany, August 2014

Possible Worlds US and Canadian Film Festival, Australia, August 2014