Bootlegger

Drama
French, Anishinabemowin
95 minutes
In Post-production

Today. Northern Quebec at the beginning of winter. Mani, an ambitious lawyer in her 20s, returns to her remote Indigenous community and realizes that many outdated paternalistic laws are still in force. In hopes of emancipating her people, she proposes a radical referendum to end the prohibition of alcohol. This is catastrophic for Laura, a 45-year-old bootlegger who has been smuggling illegal alcohol onto the reserve for years. Mani’s and Laura’s opposing forces quickly divide the community into two clans who must come face to face 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, Razvan Radulescu

Cast

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

Editors

Marie-Pier Dupuis, Aube Foglia

Cinematographer

Nicolas Canniccioni

Production Designer

Louisa Schabas

Costumes

Éric Poirier

Sound

Guillaume Daoust, Jean-François B. Sauvé

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon

Executive Producer

Pierre Even

 

Financing

SODEC, Telefilm Canada, Fonds Harold Greenberg, Best Frient Forever, Société Radio-Canada, 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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