FAMILIAR GROUNDS

A film by 
Stéphane Lafleur

Cast 
Françis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Sylvain Marcel, Michel Daigle, Suzanne Lemoine, Denis Houle

Details 
2011 – Canada – French – 84 minutes – 35mm – Color

Awards & Festivals
– Berlin Int. Film Festival – Jury’s Award
– Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois – Opening Night Film
– Los Angeles Film Festival – Narrative Award
– Taipei Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize

DISTRIBUTION

TRAILER

PHOTOS

SYNOPSIS

Maryse and her husband are desperate to sell a backhoe sitting abandoned in their suburban yard. Her brother, Benoit, is trapped in endless adolescence, sharing their childhood home with their invalid father. Benoit is enamoured with a single mom named Nathalie, and he’s hoping to finally grow up by living with her… but Nathalie’s son does not approve. A serious accident at the factory where Maryse works, a strange series of coincidences, and the arrival of a Man claiming to come from the future launch Maryse and Benoit on a life-changing road trip.

Following up his acclaimed feature film Continental, a film without guns, filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur once again brings us an ensemble of compelling characters, in a story where the ordinary and the fantastic collide.

CREW

Writer and director: Stéphane Lafleur
Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Line producer: François Reid
Director of photography: Sara Mishara
Production designer: André-Line Beaupalant
Costume designer: Sophie Lefebvre
Editor: Sophie Leblond
Music: Sagor & Swing
Sound: Pierre Bertrand, Sylvain Bellemare, Bernard Gariépy Strobl