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Off Set 2018 TIFF Portrait Series: The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles)

Off Set 2018 TIFF Portrait Series: The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles)

An official selection at the Karlovy Vary, Sébastien Pilote‘s The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) would receive its North American showcase at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival (it won TIFF’s Best Canadian Film) a week prior to premiering domestically in Quebec. We’ve come to know the filmmaker via his previous pair in the Sundance selected The Salesman (2011) and Cannes selected The Auction (2013) and with his third film inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Where have all the Fireflies Gone? text, we receive small town ennui broadly represented by the quotidian witnessed in Karelle Tremblay (2015 TIFF Rising Star) and Pierre-Luc Brillant‘s characters. Here is our photo shoot with the filmmaker and his players.

Sébastien Pilote, THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA

Karelle Tremblay, THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA

Pierre-Luc Brillant, THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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