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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Original name: Les Rois Mongols
English name: Cross My Heart
Year: 2017
Run time:101 minutes
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Quebec - Canada
Director: Luc Picard
Producer: Luc Châtelain, Stéphanie Pages
Cast: Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau, Anthony Bouchard, Henri Picard ,Alexis Guay, Clare Coulter, Maude Laurendeau, Julie Ménard, Jean-François Boudreault, Martin Desgagnés, Sophie Cadieux
Screenplay: Nicole Bélanger
Cinematographer: François Dutil
Editor: Carmen-MélaniePepin
Sound Designer: Pierre Bertrand, Olivier Calvert, Stéphane Bergeron
Music Composer: Viviane Audetm Robin Joël Cool and Alexis Martin
Costume Designer: Brigitte Desroches
Production Designer: Guillaume Couture
Production Company: Écho Média
World Sales: Téléfiction Distribution
World Sales Phone:+1 514 499 0972
World Sales Email: jveillet@telefiction.com

Festival:

  • Berlinale Gen. Kplus 2018
  • Cinema in Sneakers 2018
  • Zlin FF 2018
  • GIFFONI 2018
  • Independent Film Fest Osnabrück2018

Selected Filmography:

  • L’audition 2004
  • Babine 2008
  • La Déforme (Short) 2010
  • Ésimésac2012
  • 9 Le Film 2016
  • Les Rois Mongols 2017

Director's Biography:

Luc Picard is a French Canadian actor and director. Picard trained at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Montreal and quickly rose to prominence in Quebec drama. In 2002, Picard scored a double triumph with a Genie Award for his performance as the psychoticcult leader in Savage Messiah and a Prix Jutra for The Collector, directed by Jean Beaudin. In 2005, he directed and acted in his first feature, L'audition, which was followed by Babine (2008), Ésimésac (2012), 9 (2016) and Les Rois Mongols in 2017.

Synopsis

Montreal, October 1970.

Twelve-year-old Manon’s family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care. Manon is incensed. Inspired by the current political crisis, she comes up with a plan and takes an old woman hostage to demand the right to choose her own future. With the help of her two cousins Martin and Denis, they leave the city with Mimi and the old woman, determined to find refuge where they can all be happy and free.

Gripping, tender and moving, Cross My Heart is a vibrant story portraying the weaknesses and betrayals of adulthood as seen through the eyes of children.

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