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Films of Philippe Lesage

Films of Philippe Lesage

2 Episodes

Philippe Lesage began his career as a documentary filmmaker, directing four noted features, including THE HEART THAT BEATS (2010), which won several awards, notably Québec's Jutra for Best Feature Documentary (2012). His debut fiction feature, THE DEMONS (2015), premiered in official competition in San Sebastian, won the San Francisco Golden Gate Award, and was invited to more than 60 international festivals. His latest feature, GENÈSE (2018), which includes some characters from THE DEMONS, was named to the Toronto International Film Festival's annual year-end Canada's Top Ten list. It also received three Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay (Lesage) and Best Supporting Actor.

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Films of Philippe Lesage
  • The Demons

    Episode 1

    While Montreal is in the throes of a string of kidnappings targeting young boys, ten-year-old Félix (Édouard Tremblay-Grenier) is finishing his school year in the quiet suburbs. A sensitive child with a vivid imagination, Félix is afraid of nearly everything he observes. Little by little, his ima...

  • Genèse

    Episode 2

    Three teenagers encounter the turmoils of love and youth in Philippe Lesage’s GENÈSE (GENESIS). While the charismatic Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) wrestles with his sexual identity at boarding school, his older half sister Charlotte (Noée Abita) navigates an adult world filled with casual cruelt...