Les grandes claques
Like the Ones I Used to Know
Short Film Fiction
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Runtime: 18 mins.
December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m: Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law's house to pick up his children. Like the Ones I Used to Know is an early coming-of-age that is as squeaky as it is poetic.
Annie St-Pierre studied film at the Université du Quebec at Montreal. She has directed Migration Amoureuse, a co-production with France and Belgium that won the Pierre Perrault Best Documentary Hope Award, and Fermières, a feature film presented at the closing of the RIDM and widely distributed in Quebec theatres. Her first short fiction film 让-马克-瓦雷 won the Best French-Language Screenplay Award at the Regard Festival. An apostle of independent cinema, she also collaborates as script advisor, casting director, actress or producer with directors who inspire her, including Matthew Rankin, Denis Côté and Monia Chokri.
Cast Steve Laplante, Lilou Roy-Lanouette, Larissa Corriveau, Amélie Grenier, Jérémie Jacob, Laurent Lemaire.
Cinematography: Etienne Roussy.
Production: Fanny Drew, Sarah Mannering.
Screenplay: Annie St-Pierre.
Editing: Myriam Magassouba.
Music: Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux.
Sound: Marie-Pierre Grenier.
Art Direction: Eric Barbeau.