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Love and magnets

  • A film by Yves Pelletier
  • Featured-length - 2004
Synopsis

Back in Montreal after spending five years in Guatemala, Julie moves in with her elder sister, Jeanne, a chronic liar and woman of rather loose sexual morals… Disillusioned with love, Jeanne is nevertheless engaged to Noël. However, Jeanne and Noël lead separate lives, and only communicate by leaving each other messages posted under magnets on their refrigerator’s door.

Everything suddenly becomes very complicated. Jeanne compels Julie to take up with Noël so she can have a fling with a passionate musician. Noël, meanwhile, looking to end his relationship with Hélène, a married woman who is madly in love with him, sets Julie up with Michel — without Jeanne’s knowledge.

Julie mixes things up even further. Egged on by her friend Marie-Ève, she alters the contents of the messages on the refrigerator in an attempt to breathe new life into Jeanne and Noël’s relationship. Along the way, she also begins to fall for the seductive Michel. The tables are turned on everyone… In the game of love and truth, illusion leads to betrayal, but love conquers all.

Credits

A film by Yves Pelletier
A screenplay by Yves Pelletier
A production by Nicole Robert
Gabriel Pelletier
Line producer Martine Beauchemin
Director of photography Pierre Jodoin
Production Designer Jean Bécotte
Editor Yvann Thibaudeau
Costume Designer Louise Despatie
Music - Original Score Carl Bastien et Dumas
Chanson originale Carl Bastien et Dumas
Sound Raymond Vermette
Stéphane Bergeron
Yvon Benoit
Casting Catherine Didelot
National Distribution Vivafilm
International Distribution Les Films Séville Pictures

Starring

Julie Isabelle Blais
Michel Stéphane Gagnon
Jeanne Sylvie Moreau
Marie-Ève Geneviève Laroche
Manu Emmanuel Bilodeau
Noël David Savard
Hélène Josée Deschênes
Pénélope Isabelle Cyr
Madame Bleau Isabelle Drainville
Magnétiste Guylaine Tremblay
Patrick Benoit Gouin
Concierge Guy A. Lepage
Douanière Dominique Quesnel
Mélomane (Kolzig) André Ducharme

Festivals

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, 2006
  • St-Malo Film Festival, France, 2007

Nominations

Genie 2005
  • Best actress, Isabelle Blais
  • Best supporting actress, Sylvie Moreau
Jutra 2005
  • Best actress, Isabelle Blais
  • Best screenplay, Yves Pelletier
  • Best direction, Yves Pelletier
  • Best film, Nicole Robert
  • Best supporting actress, Sylvie Moreau
  • Best supporting actor, Emmanuel Bilodeau
  • Best music, Carl Bastien and Dumas

Awards

Jutra 2005
  • Best screenplay
  • Best supporting actress, Sylvie Moreau
  • Best original score, Carl Bastien et Dumas