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Québec 3

Sunday 4 | 2pm

Tuesday 6 | 8pm


When Gérard finds a dead racoon in his front yard, the old man becomes strangely distressed, shaken by thoughts of his own demise. Jocelyne watches the despair of her husband grow along with his obsession with the animal’s body, and his anguish takes root in her own mind. After a night of torment, they decide to go and bury the raccoon on the land where their house once stood in Joutel, a former mining town deserted since 1998. When they get there, the boreal forest is creeping in on the ruins of her former house, plunging Jocelyne into a deep nostalgia. Here, after a morbid picnic marking the racoon’s burial, the couple meets a mystical being who leads them to make peace with their inner demons.

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Unité Centrale - Website

Distribution :

H264 Distribution - Website

Director(s) :
Alexa-Jeanne Dubé

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Alexa-Jeanne Dubé

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé is a multidisciplinary artist. As an actress, she appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Féminin / Féminin and Claire l’hiver. In 2019, she created an immersive artistic installation (Douceurs) at Arsenal in Montreal. Her short film Scopique (2018) had a successful festival career (Best Film Bideodromo, Bilbao), as did S.D.R (2019) (Best Fiction Short Film, RVQC). During the 2020 pandemic, she shot her most recent short, Joutel.

24th Off-Courts Trouville from September 1 to 9 2023

Useful information:

All festival activities are free and open to all.
The screenings are accessible free of charge on tickets
to be collected, on the day of the screening, at the reception of the festival locate next to the Casino Barrière.