Director: Louise Archambault Cast: Juliette Gosselin, Mylene St. Sauveur, Sylvie Moreau


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The influence of genetics and the ability to identify oneself as a separate entity from family lineage lies at the heart of award-winning short-filmmaker Louise Archambault's slice of life drama concerning a nomadic mother and her teenage daughter. Affectionately known as Mimi by her friends, Michèle (Sylvie Moreau) is an aerobics instructor with a nasty gambling habit. When Mimi's boyfriend discovers that she has gone back on her promise to avoid the gaming table, his threat to freeze her finances drives the free-spirited mother to collect her daughter Marguerite (Mylene St. Sauveur) and hit the road on the sly -- again. A brief but revealing stop at the home of Mimi's youthful mother reveals the source of Mimi's impulsive nature, and after a friendly visit, Mimi and Marguerite seek refuge at the home of Mimi's childhood friend Janine (Macha Grenon). Reluctantly allowing the wayward pair into her suburban heaven so that they may get back on their feet, Mimi and Janine attempt to improve their parenting skills and serve as positive examples for their teenage daughters before an inherent difference in value systems leads to elevating tensions.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2011
UPC: 0616892814429
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Gosselin Actor
Mylene St. Sauveur Marguerite
Sylvie Moreau Michèle
Macha Grenon Janine
Micheline Lanctôt Actor
Emily Holmes Actor
Patricia Nollin Actor
Paul Savoie Actor
Vincent Graton Actor
Xavier Morin-Lefort Actor
Jacques L'Heureux Actor
Normand Helms Actor
Sonia Vigneault Actor
Alexander Cote Actor
Claude Despins Actor
Helene Florent Actor

Technical Credits
Louise Archambault Director,Screenwriter
Pierre Allard Art Director,Production Designer
Sylvain Bellemare Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Bertrand Sound/Sound Designer
Ramachandra Borcar Score Composer
Nadine Petit Clerc Set Decoration/Design
Luc Dery Producer
Annie Dufort Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Gignac Sound/Sound Designer
Sophie Leblond Editor
Sophie Leonard Editor
Kim McCraw Associate Producer
Elisabeth Morad Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Parenteau Asst. Director
Lucie Robitaille Casting
André Turpin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Familia
1. Foundation [13:16]
2. Surprise [11:41]
3. Grown Up [10:20]
4. Trust [10:45]
5. Angel [11:45]
6. Demons [8:02]
7. Swallowed Up [5:30]
8. Control [6:22]
9. Advice [5:20]
10. Mom [5:51]
11. Precious [9:47]
12. Credits [3:59]

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