Bootlegger

Drama
French, Anishinaabemowin
90 minutes
In Pre-production

Mani, an ambitious lawyer in her 30s, rushes back to her remote Indigenous community in Northern Quebec. To help emancipate her community from outdated paternalistic binding, Mani proposes a referendum to release the prohibition of alcohol on the reserve. This upsets the comfort of Laura, a 45-year-old bootlegger who’s been smuggling illegal alcohol into the community. The two women, each in their own way, experience the vertiginous experience of taking charge of their respective destinies.

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, Dominique Pétin, Samian

Producer

Catherine Chagnon

 

Financing

Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Fonds Harold Greenberg

 

Markets

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

 

Microclimat Films

 

Métropole Films Distribution