A film by
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais

Thomas Haden Church, Marc Labrèche

2012 – Canada – English – 91 minutes – 35mm – Color

Awards & Festivals
– Tribeca Film Festival – Best New Narrative Feature
– Valladolid Int. Film Festival
– Karlovy Vary Film Festival





In the midst of a violent snowstorm, a drunken middle-aged man runs over and kills someone with his yellow sidewalk snowplow. He wakes up at the wheel, deep in the forest unaware of where he is, and must rely on the weapon of his crime to survive the harsh winter conditions.

Set in the snowy winter of Northern Quebec, Whitewash is a dark-comedy thriller that follows a man’s imprisonment in the forest and his quest for survival, redemption and sanity.


Director: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Writers: Marc Tulin et Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Line producer: Claude Paiement
Image: André Turpin
Production designer: Emmanuel Fréchette
Costume designer: Myriam Hoss-Desmarais
Editor: Arthur Tarnowski
Music: Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
Sound : Pierre Bertrand, Olivier Calvert, Bernard Gariépy Strobl