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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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THE PASSION OF AUGUSTINE

Category: Edition 2015

Synopsis
Simone Beaulieu, better known as Mother Augustine, runs a convent school for girls in the Canadian province of Quebec in the 1960s. She has turned the little convent into a musical treasure where the students have won every prestigious music competition in the region. When her talented but rebellious niece Alice joins the convent, and when the government threatens to shut down the school in favour of public education, her world is suddenly turned upside down. She and her fellow nuns are forced to confront the waves of modernity, and Mother Augustine herself must search her soul for a new calling. Can she accept her past in order to move forward? Or will she perish with tradition?

Original Title LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +13
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 103'
Production Year 2015
Nationality Canada
Directed by Léa Pool
Screenplay Marie Vien, Léa Pool
Script Marie Vien
Director of photography Daniel Jobin
Editor Michel Arcand
Production Design Patrice Bengle
Costume Design Michèle Hamel
Sound Thierry Morlaas-Lurbe, Claude Beaugrand, Luc Boudrias
Music François Dompierre
Main cast Céline Bonnier (Mother Augustine)
Lysandre Ménard (Alice)
Diane Lavallée (Sister Lise)
Valérie Blais (Sister Claude)
Pierrette Robitaille (Sister Onésime)
Marie Tifo (Mother General)
Produced by Lyse Lafontaine, François Tremblay

pool-l-credit-monic-richard-nbOKLéa Pool
Born 1950, Switzerland. In 1975 she moved to Canada. In 1978 she graduated in Communications from University of Quebec in Montreal. In 1984 she directed her first fiction feature film, A WOMAN IN TRANSIT (LA FEMME DE L’HÔTEL), followed by ANNE TRISTER (1986); STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART (À CORPS PERDU, 1988); THE SAVAGE WOMAN (LA DEMOISELLE SAUVAGE, 1991); DESIRE IN MOTION (MOUVEMENTS DU DÉSIR, 1994); SET ME FREE (EMPORTE-MOI, 1999), screened at the GFF; LOST AND DELIRIOUS (2001); THE BLUE BUTTERFLY (2004), screened at the GFF; MOMMY IS AT THE HAIRDRESSER’S (MAMAN EST CHEZ LE COIFFEUR, 2008); THE LAST ESCAPE (LA DERNIÈRE FUGUE, 2010).

production
Lyla Films
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Séville International
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