THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE La Disparition des Lucioles

THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE

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Summer is near and classes are coming to an end in a former industrial town on the end of a large bay. Léo, a young and disaffected girl, meets Steve, a reclusive and aimless guitarist.

Léo lives with her mother and stepfather Paul, a populist radio show host who forced her father into exile up north. Sylvain, Léo’s father, is a dethroned union leader whom she greatly misses. A stranger in her own world, frustrated and angry, it is through her budding relationship with Steve, set to the rhythm of their guitar lessons and her new summer job, that she'll be able to find some kind of comfort and ultimately take flight. This is a satisfying, slightly mournful serio-comedy that’s equal parts cynical, hopeful, and ambivalent.

Credits: Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival; Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Official Competition at Karlovy Vary; Chicago International Film Festival; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019.
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