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Goddess of the Fireflies

La Déesse des Mouches à Feu

Canada 2020 Fiction cor 105 min.

When Cat is high, life becomes a warm, poetic rush. First love, first sexual experiences and her parents’ scorched-earth divorce combine to bring the 16-year-old to a turning point. In her new circle of friends, she encounters mescaline, which is known for inducing ecstatic states and soon rules Cat’s everyday routine. Such deep intoxication helps to liberate her from the verbal and emotional brutality of conflicts at home, while her clique provides her with support and diversion. It’s the mid-90s in provincial Canada —punk rock, Kurt Cobain’s suicide and the Mia Wallace look are animating teens to try to get free themselves. Based on the homonymous novel written by Geneviève Pettersen.

Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.

Canadá drugs youth maturing parenthood female directors literary adaptation international festivals


Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette


Catherine Léger


Jonathan Decoste


Stéphane Lafleur


Mathieu Charbonneau


Kelly Depeault, Éléonore Loiselle, Caroline Néron, Normand D’Amour, Robin L’Houmeau


Luc Vandal

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Coop Vidéo de Montréal

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WaZabi Films