The Great Darkened Days

Run Times:
94 min
French and English (with English Subtitles)
Martin Dubreuil, Sarah Gadon, Reda Kateb, Romain Duris, Buddy Duress, Cody Fern, Soko
Maxime Giroux
Alexandre Laferrière, Simon Beaulieu, Maxime Giroux
Plot Summary

While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness borne of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American dream.


“Intoxicatingly made and extremely easy on the eyes… Could find its way to cult status… Highly rich aesthetic”
-Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


Hollywood Reporter – ‘The Great Darekend Days’: Jordan Mintzer Review

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2018

Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, September 2018
*Winner – Best Feature Film

Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan, October 2018

Los Cabos International Film Festival, Mexico, November 2018

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2018

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2019

Festival 48 images seconds, France, April 2019