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Friday 28 September 18:00

Saturday 29 September 12:45


120 mins

Director: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie Country: Canada
Writer: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie Original Format: DCP
Dir. of Photography: Nicolas Canniccioni Print Source: Francis Ouellette
Producer: Nancy Grant, Sylvain Corbeil, Pascal Bascaron
Cast: Emmanuel Schwartz, Jade Hassouné, Eugénie Beaudry

UK Premiere | Nominated Best International Feature

Meet Louis. He’s in his late twenties, a morose recluse with few social skills and a sense of being cut off from the people around him. Being in a highly sociable environment – like a party – makes him sweat, especially when that party is hosted by his confident, outgoing and attractive American neighbour. Things get worse as Louis splits from his girlfriend and begins to lose control, distancing himself from the people around him and making more and more regrettable decisions.

Writer/directors Mathieu Dennis and Simon Lavoie tell Louis’ story from a fly-on the wall perspective, letting the audience in to every intimate and private moment of his life. Clever cinematography from Canniccioni however, still suggests Louis’ feelings of isolation from normality and comfortable, human relationships.

Emmanuel Schwartz's no-holds-barred performance is central to this film, both searching and disturbing as the struggling Louis. Laurentie shines a light on some of the darkest aspects of human behaviour through three accordingly darkly-named cinematic chapters. A slow burn of a film, spiked with some moments of powerful sexuality, Laurentie is an ode to the ennui of modern existence felt by one man.

Orestes Kouzof

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