La disparition des lucioles (The Fireflies are Gone)

Director Sébastien Pilote
Year 2018
Run Time 96min
Genre Drama

Feeling stifled by the confines of her small town, Leo (Karelle Tremblay) is reluctant to celebrate her 18th birthday, which brings her closer to an adulthood she doesn’t want to confront. Tired of her family nagging her about her future, she rebels against them by striking up a friendship with Steve (Pierre-Luc Brilliant), her much older guitar teacher who still lives in his mother’s basement. She is fascinated by both his musical ability and lack of ambitions to do anything else, which stands in stark contrast from everyone else in her life.

A quiet and poignant exploration of small-town life, this third film from acclaimed Quebecois director Sébastien Pilote claimed the prize for Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Director

Sébastien Pilote

Writer

Sébastien Pilote

Cast

Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, François Papineau

Producer

Sébastien Pilote

Genre

Drama

Original Language

French

Language Versions

EN CC, FR CC