a film by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 • 7 PM • 102 MIN
in French with English subtitles
NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE THEATRE
$12 • $10 ADVANCE •FREE FOR STUDENTS
A Q&A with Geneviève Dulude-De Celles will follow the screening.
Une Colonie follows the story of twelve-year-old Mylia, who upon entering her first year of high school begins to find her own path as she shrugs off her adoring little sister for the chance to attend her first party. As she navigates family tension, the lack of adolescent consent, the realities of colonization and the notion of conforming, Mylia befriends a boy living on the neighbouring Odanak reserve who helps her see the beauty in colouring outside the lines. Une Colonie is directed by Quebecois filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles. It is her first feature film and has won several awards including a Silver Bear for Best Film at The Berlin International Film Festival, as well as Best Motion Picture and Best Performance for all three young leading actors at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ first short fiction film The cut won the Best International Short Film Award at the Sundance Film Festival in addition to dozens of other awards. It was an official selection in more than 80 international film festivals. The following year, she released Welcome to F.L., a feature-length documentary that premiered at TIFF and won the Best New Talent award at RIDM. A Colony is her first fiction feature.