uk-premiere
best-debut
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Thu 1st Oct 22:15
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sat 3rd Oct 16:50
2nd Screening

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Lydia is a young Innu girl working in her father’s general store (le dep) somewhere off the beaten track in rural Quebec. When her colleague doesn’t show up for a night shift, she’s forced to stay on. Her job: to disperse $50,000 into envelopes for the next days’ welfare recipients - or it would be if it weren’t for the arrival of a robber, high on crack and brandishing a gun. In a clever twist, Lydia recognises her assailant and, using a maturity and wisdom beyond her years, manages to talk him down from immediate violence; but the night is long and there are many twists to come in this highly compelling drama. Although the action is constricted to a single location, ‘Le Dep’ manages to reach far and wide in its scope, exploring complicated social and systemic issues connected to the native Innu people such as unemployment, substance abuse and the dysfunctional families that arise from them. The film is also blessed with a fantastic score that emphasizes and elevates tension in all the right places and a very talented cast; all told, Sonia Bonspille Boileau has set an impressive standard with her debut feature.
Runtime
77 min
Director(s)
Sonia Bonspille Boileau
Writer(s)
Sonia Bonspille Boileau
Producer(s)
Jason Brennan
DoP(s)
Patrick Kaplan
Patrick Kaplan
Cast
Eve Ringuette
Charles Buckell Robertson
Screening Status
UK Premiere