Rebel (short film)
|Directed by||Pier-Philippe Chevigny|
|Produced by||Geneviève Gosselin-G.|
|Written by||Pier-Philippe Chevigny|
|Edited by||Pier-Philippe Chevigny|
|Distributed by||H264 Distribution|
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Rebel (Recrue) is a Canadian short film, written and directed by Pier-Philippe Chevigny, starring Émile Schneider and Jean-Nicolas Verreault.
The film made its Canadian premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019..
Alex, a six-year-old boy from Quebec, is oblivious to the thousands of refugees entering Canada illegally to avoid deportation. Yet when his father takes him along to a vigilante patrol in the woods to hunt out trespassing migrants, something inside him tells him to rebel.
- Édouard B. Larocque as Alex
- Émile Schneider as Dave
- Jean-Nicholas Verreault as Mike
- Sasha Migliarese as Sabrina
- Irlande Côté as Marianne
- Baharan BaniAhmadi as Baharan
- Amir Sám Nakhjavani as Amir
- Ines Feghouli Bozon as Ines
The film is inspired by the rise of right-wing extremism in Quebec following the migrant surge from 2017 to 2020, when thousands fled the US to avoid deportation and crossed the border “illegally” into the province. Right-wing militia groups held demonstrations in cities and at the border.
The director was researching the topic when he saw an article on extremist groups with the image of a young boy holding a flag. He though: “that kid doesn’t understand what the politics are behind all of this, he is just following his parents. That would be an interesting starting point to tell a story.”
Festivals & Accolades
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019. It had its European premiere at the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur on September 28, 2019
- Golden Owl Best for Best Short Film, Tirana International Film Festival 2020
- Golden Spike Award for Best Short Film, Social World Film Festival 2020
- SARTEC Award, Gala Prends ca court! 2020
- Audience Award, PRINDIE - Princeton Independent Film Festival 2020
- Audience Award, DC Shorts Film Festival 2020
- Golden Gaja for Best Live Action Film, kidzCINEMA 2020
- Director’s Choice for Best Cinematography for a Narrative Short, Rincon International Film Festival 2020
- Ines Feghouli - Best Actress in A Short Film 5-9 Years Ines Feghouli, Joey Awards 2020
- Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best editing, Roma Prisma Independent Film Awards 2020
- Best Film of the Month, European Cinematography Awards, October 2020
- Best Film of the Month, New York Cinematography Awards, October 2020
- Best Live Action Short, Canadian Cinematography Awards, October 2020
- Gold Prize for Narrative Featurette, Social Justice Film Festival 2020
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