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  • 18th Jeonju IFF
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PROGRAM - Forntline


Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

DIRECTOR Mathieu DENIS, Simon LAVOIE Forntline
Nation Canada 2016183minDCPcolor Fiction
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3 years after the collapse of the Maple Spring, four twenty-somethings from Quebec resort to a form of vandalism that gradually leads them closer to terrorism which threatens to blow up in their faces.

  • Review

    The film takes place after the failure of 2012 Quebec student protests. The young people in their 20s live in the commune of their own. They own and share the money they make as a group while rebelling against the older generation, including their parents. In reality, however, their attempts lead them closer to terrorism. Their strict ethical standards are constraints that threaten the commune. They say goodbye to the past, making extreme choices. With fierce resistance against the conventional morality and other provocative scenes, this film might be the most controversial one of this year’s select\ion. It’s impossible to separate oneself entirely from capital today. Their choices for the resistance are limited. The montages and provocative images that remind of Jean-Luc Godard’s early works make us question: What can a film say? [LEE Sang-yong]

  • Credit

    Director Mathieu DENIS, Simon LAVOIE
    Screenplay Mathieu DENIS, Simon LAVOIE
    Producer Hany OUICHOU
    Cinematography Nicolas CANNICCIONI
    Art Director Eric BARBEAU
    Editor Mathieu DENIS
    Sound Francois GRENON, Patrice LEBLANC, Clovis GOUAILLIER


Mathieu DENIS

Born in 1977 in Canada. The first short film Le Silence nous fera echo(2006), which was featured in numerous film festivals around the world. Code 13(2007) his second short won a Best Direction award at the Fantasia Film Festival.


Born in 1979. Won a Gala du cinema quebecois award in 2006 by Une chapelle blanche in 2005. Simon wrote and directed his first feature film, Le deserteur(2008) was screened in over 40 cinemas in Quebec.