BOOTLEGGER

By Caroline MONNET

MICROCLIMAT FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2020

Mani’s and Laura’s opposing forces quickly divide the community into two clans who must come face to face to determine the best path to independence.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2016
CineMart
Berlinale - EFM 2016
Berlinale Coproduction Market
Cannes 2017
Best script Résidence Cinéfondation CNC
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Caroline MONNET
    • Writer(s)
    • Caroline MONNET, Daniel WATCHORN
    • Producer(s)
    • Catherine CHAGNON (Microclimat Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Today. Northern Quebec at the beginning of winter…Mani, an ambitious lawyer in her 20s, returns to her remote Indigenous community and realizes that many outdated paternalistic laws are still in force. In hopes of emancipating her people, she proposes a radical referendum to end the prohibition of alcohol.

      This is catastrophic for Laura, a 45-year-old bootlegger who has been smuggling illegal alcohol onto the reserve for years. Mani’s and Laura’s opposing forces quickly divide the community into two clans who must come face to face to determine the best path to independence.
    • Partners & financing
    • Microclimat Films, Sodec, Telefilm Canada, Le Fonds Harold Greenberg, MK2 MILE END, Société Radio-Canada, Super Écran, Best Friend Forever
    • Production schedule
    • To be completed 30-11-2020
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 17, 2019
    • End of shooting
    • Dec 19, 2019
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