VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

C'EST PAS MOI, JE LE JURE!

V' 08

C'EST PAS MOI, JE LE JURE!

IT'S NOT ME, I SWEAR!

Philippe Falardeau
CAN, 2008
Fiction, 110min, OmeU

C'EST PAS MOI, JE LE JURE!

Philippe Falardeau
CAN, 2008
Fiction, 110min, OmeU

Actors: 
Antoine L'Écuyer
Léon Doré
Suzanne Clément
Mutter
Daniel Brière
Vater
Catherine Faucher
Lea
Gabriel Maillé
Jérôme Doré
Screenplay: 
Philippe Falardeau nach den Erzählungen «C'est pas moi
je le jure!» und «Alice court avec René» von Bruno Hébert
Sound: 
Claude La Haye
Sylvain Bellemare
Bernard Gariépy-Strobl
Camera: 
André Turpin
Editor: 
Frédérique Broos
Composer: 
Patrick Watson
Decoration: 
Jean-François Campeau
Costume: 
Francesca Chamberland

Production: 
micro_scope 55 av. du Mont-Royal Ouest #802 Montréal, QC H2T 2S6, Kanada T 514.844.4554 info@micro-scope.ca
World Sales: 
Films Distribution 34 rue du Louvre 75001 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 10 33 99 info@filmsdistribution.co m
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In the summer of '68, Léon Doré comes close to hanging himself accidentally. His mother saves him in the last moment, just like last summer in the pool and two years ago in the freezer. At ten, Léon has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. There is Mom and Dad, who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbours who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there is Lea, the exasperating girl who is always right about everything. When Mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Léon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain - destroy the neighbours' house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Lea. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when one feels abandoned.
«I wanted my choices to remain real. I stay on the edge of the imaginary, but I navigate in reality. Throughout the film, my question was: What does Léon find interesting? In the art direction, we played this up. When he enters his house, the range of colors in the interior is monochrome because he doesn't like anything, and everything he wants - like the neighbours' house, warm and full of toys - is worked in bright colors.»
(Philippe Falardeau)