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For Those Who Don't Read Me

A film by
Yan Giroux

Written by
Guillaume Corbeil and Yan Giroux

Martin Dubreuil, Céline Bonnier, Henri Picard

2018 – Canada – French – 107 minutes  – Color

Awards & Festivals
– Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (October 2018)
– Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada, 2019
– Canadian Screen Awards, 2019 *Nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction
– Gala Québec Cinéma, 2019 *Best First Film, Best Directing, Best Script, Best Actor in a Leading Role


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All his life, Yves dedicated himself to poetry, carrying his suitcase to any couch that would welcome him. When he storms into Dyane’s life, a graphic designer who falls for his charms, her son Marc immediately disapproves of this eccentric stranger in his mother’s bed. But the studious teenager soon finds Yves’ rebel ways contagious and begins to explore his own artistic side. Meanwhile, the poet feels increasingly trapped in his new life and decides to sabotage everything in a great outburst. Now alone at the end of the world, he realizes his words no longer mean anything. Freely inspired by the life and work of Quebec poet Yves Boisvert (1950-2012), For Those Who Don’t Read Me tells the story of a man’s quest for the absolute, fighting not to end up forgotten between two cookbooks.


Director: Yan Giroux
Writers: Guillaume Corbeil, Yan Giroux
Producers: Élaine Hébert, Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Cinematographer: Ian Lagarde
Production designer: Marie-Claude Gosselin
Costume designer: Mélanie Garcia
Editor: Elric Robichon
Original score: Jocelyn Tellier
Sound: Lynne Trépanier, Marie-Pierre Grenier, Bernard Gariépy Strobl