THE RAVENOUS

LES AFFAMÉS

By Robin AUBERT

ALMA CINEMA - as SALES

Horror - Completed 2017

In a small, remote village in Northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore – their bodies are breaking down and they developed an outlandish attraction for flesh. We call them the Hungered Ones. We try to survive by hiding in the woods and looking for others like us.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2017
Contemporary World Cinema CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
Stockholm IFF 2017
Twilight Zone
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Horror, Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Robin AUBERT
    • Writer(s)
    • Robin AUBERT
    • Producer(s)
    • Stéphanie MORISSETTE (La maison de prod)
    • Synopsis
    • A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert.

      One of the most unique voices in Québécois cinema, Robin Aubert has flirted with genre before. But with his latest, the riveting zombie film Les Affamés, he plunges in head (and brains) first. Though, as one might expect, it's marked as much by his own obsessions as it is by the established conventions.

      Aubert introduces his principals in a casual, almost cinema-verité style. They include a well-to-do woman; a young farm boy who has killed his parents; a strangely silent hipster (Monia Chokri) with a suspicious wound that just won't heal; and the presumptive hero, Bonin (Marc-André Grondin), who has acclimatized to the apocalypse very quickly and may be the only one with a belief in a future.

      Les Affamés is punctuated by an offcolour, gallows humour, a steamy, hyperreal look, and moments of twitchy surrealism — much of it propelled by the bizarre, often compulsive, behaviour of the zombies themselves, who seem to spend most of their time in a trance.

      As in Aubert's earlier anti-pastorals, the Quebec countryside is a playground for a cultural and historical id, where a society's most sinister impulses and most repressed traumas enjoy free rein. As with the best zombie movies, Les Affamés is partly about politics and partly about the fear of the masses overpowering individuals and minorities, something that can happen even in the most sedate and beautiful locations.
    • Partners & financing
    • SODEC
      Telefilm Canada
      Harold Greenberg Fund
      Alma Cinema (International Sales)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 15, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Sep 25, 2016
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