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Fire-Jo Ball

Fire-Jo Ball

Non-competitive programs Projection extérieure - Documentaire

Wednesday 6 | 10pm


Jo-Ann, a 57-year-old bartender, wants to be a singer and actress. Oscillating between spectacular and intimate, between extra and ordinary, Jo-Ann uses her daily life to stage her dream role. At the crossroads of genres, FIRE-JO-BALL paints the portrait of a woman who loves all things rosy even if her life isn’t always so.

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National Film Board of Canada - Website

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National Film Board of Canada - Website

Director(s) :
Audrey Nantel-Gagnon

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Audrey Nantel-Gagnon

Audrey Nantel-Gagnon’s first film, "Shirley Temple" (UQAM, 2018), travelled internationally and won several significant awards. She then directed the film "Everything’s Fine" (Club Vidéo, 2022), for which she won the Jury Prize at the festival Vues dans la tête de… Robert Morin, as well as several music videos for Émile Bilodeau (Ma maladie mentale, 2021), Calamine (Mona Lise, 2021) and Thaïs (Tout est parfait, 2022). Oscillating between documentary and fiction, the director plays at the border of genres and makes her characters the centre of her works. Focusing on proximity, her approach centers on human relationships, orienting her towards an accessible, sensible, and colorful cinema. Her most recent project, "Fire-Jo-Ball" (NFB, 2023), is the result of a close collaboration between director and protagonist, who allow themselves to dream together. Audrey is currently developing "Vanessa in Paradise" (Art & Essai) which will be about the need for hope and love, for oneself and for others, against a backdrop of fateful filial ties and mobile homes pinned to the ground.

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.