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Life Begins

La vie commence · dir. Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Canada 2009, 13’

Teenage brothers Joseph and Mathieu rarely interact, but when their suburban home is broken into, a sequence of actions is set in motion and puts their family’s fabric to the test. Examining the profound bond between brothers, Life Begins portrays an affecting drama that unfolds with subtle and confident precision.

Director:Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Screenplay:Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Editing:Stéphane Lafleur
Awards:Nagroda Jury / Jury Prize (MFF / IFF Namur); Grand Prix (Festiwal Nowego Kina w Montrealu / New Cinema Festival Montreal); Canada’s Top Ten (MFF / IFF Toronto)

Émile Proulx-Cloutier — originally from Montreal (Canada), studied cinema at Ahuntsic College where he shot his first short films. In 2004, he wrote and directed short film Papa.