December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.; Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law’s house to pick up his children. The film is an early coming-of-age that is as squeaky as it is poetic.

Sundance, 2021

Director – Annie St-Pierre

Annie St-Pierre was born in St-Pascal-de-Kamouraska and studied film at the Université du Quebec at Montreal. A documentary filmmaker fascinated by the parallel worlds that populate ordinary life, she has directed Migration amoureuse, a co-production with France and Belgium that won the Pierre Perrault Best Documentary Hope Award, and Fermières, a feature film presented at the closing of the RIDM and widely distributed in Quebec theatres. His first short fiction film 让-马克-瓦雷 won the Best French-language screenplay award at the Regard Festival. Two of his projects are in production: Le plein potentiel, an observational documentary on life coaches, and a new short fiction film, Like the ones I used to know. An apostle of independent cinema, she also collaborates as script advisor, casting director, actress or producer with directors who inspire her, including Matthew Rankin, Denis Côté and Monia Chokri. 

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