Caught stealing drugs from the wrong people, 27 year old Vincent is in trouble and on the run from the local mob. Fleeing to the backwoods, Vincent unexpectedly reconnects with his brother Michel with whom he’d cut ties many years ago. As he tries to maintain the semblance of a normal life hanging out with friends and playing in his band, Vincent witnesses his brother’s own turbulent downward spiral. MAUDITE POUTINE (SHAMBLES) draws us into a darkly dystopian rural world, a place in which violence pervades the everyday but humanity still manages to shine through the cracks.
With director Karl Lemieux in attendance!
Official Selection Orizzonti Competition – Venice International Film Festival 2016
“drifts between thriller and abstract reverie, shot by Mathieu Laverdière in striking black and white on grainy, high-contrast 16 mm film, with minimal dialogue complemented by the ambient guitar drones of Lemieux’s Godspeed-associated collaborators.” – T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette
“A hypnotic effect reminiscent of Philippe Grandrieux” – La Presse
About the series:
The MDFF PRESENTS series is programmed by a group of local filmmakers and writers dedicated to discovering and championing new cinematic voices.
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