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Nadia, Butterfly

Nadia, Butterfly

Original Name: Nadia, Butterfly
English Name: Nadia, Butterfly
Year: 2020
Run Time: 107 min
Language: French English
Type (Colour/ Black & white) : Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Pascal Plante
Producer: Dominique Dussault
Cast: KATERINE SAVARD,ARIANE MAINVILLE, HILARY CALDWELL, CAILIN Mcmurray, PIERRE-YVES CARDINAL, JOHN RALSTON, AMÉLIE MARCIL, ELI JEAN TAHCHI, ANDREW DI PRATA, MARIE-JOSÉ TURCOTTE
Screenplay: Pascal Plante
Cinematographer: Stéphanie Weber Biron
Editor: Amélie Labrèche
Sound Designer: Olivier Calvert
Music Composer:
Costume Designer: Renée Sawtelle
Production Designer: Joëlle Péloquin
Production Company:
World Sales: Wazabi Films
World Sales Phone: 514 866-3020
World Sales Email:anickp@wazabifilms.com

Festivals:

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 2018 BLAST BEAT
  • 2017 LES FAUX TATOUAGES – FAKE TATTOOS
  • 2016 NONNA
  • 2015 BLONDE AUX YEUX BLEUS – BLUE-EYED BLONDE
  • 2014 LA GÉNÉRATION PORN – THE PORN GENERATION
  • 2012 BABY BLUES
  • 2011 LA FLEUR DE L’ÂGE – A GOLDEN AGE
  • 2011 JE SUIS UN CHÂTEAU DE SABLE QUI ATTEND LA MER – I AM A SAND CASTLE AWAITING THE SEA

Director’s Biography:

Pascal Plante

Pascal Plante is a Montreal-based filmmaker whose first narrative feature, a punk romance entitled Fake Tattoos, competed at the Berlinale, in Generation 14plus, in 2018. After his graduation from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Pascal co-founded the production company Nemesis Films, with which he directed numerous short films including BLAST BEAT (Slamdance 2019), Blue-Eyed Blonde (Best Canadian Short Film VIFF 2015), and Nonna (Slamdance 2017). He is also a podcaster for Point de vues, a podcast entirely dedicated to cinema. Pascal considers himself like a cinephile that became a narrative filmmaker with documentarian tendencies. Nadia, Butterfly is his second narrative feature, part of the Official Selection of the 73rd edition of Cannes Film Festival in 2020.

Synopsis:

While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.