Bootlegger

Drama
French, Anishinabemowin
88 minutes
In Post-production

Mani, a master’s student, returns to the reserve in northern Quebec where she grew up. Her painful past resurfaces. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes there under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond. The latter is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter in a fire. Opposing forces quickly divide the community into two sides who face each other to determine the best path to independence.

Award

Best Screenplay, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and Cinéfondation, 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Credits

Scriptwriters

Caroline Monnet, Daniel Watchorn

Director

Caroline Monnet

Script Consultants

Danielle Dansereau, Robert Morin

Cast

Pascale Bussières, Devery Jacobs, Samian, Jacques Newashish, Dominique Pétin, Joséphine Bacon, C,S, Crazy Horse, Brigitte Poupard, Charles Bender

Editing

Aube Foglia

Cinematography

Nicolas Canniccioni

Production Designer

Louisa Schabas

Costumes

Éric Poirier

Sound

Guillaume Daoust, Jean-François B. Sauvé, Bernard Gariepy Strobl

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon

Executive Producer

Pierre Even

Associate Producer

Sheldon McGregor

 

Financing

SODEC, Telefilm Canada, Fonds Harold Greenberg

In Association with

Best Friend Forever, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Super Écran

Markets

CineMart, Berlinale Co-production Market, Cinéfondation, BoostNL, Stowe Story Labs

 

Distribution in Canada

MK2 MILE END

Press Relations in Canada

Ixion Communications

International Sales

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