A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star. Several women in one, navigating between great exaltation and great disenchantment. A film mirror of a violent life and a radical work; a tribute to a dense writing, chilling and necessary.


Anne Émond


Anne Émond


Nicole Robert


Mylene Mackay

Official selection

Semaine de la Francophonie, Austria, 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2017
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, Canada, 2017
Pune International Film Festival, India, 2017
Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium, 2017
International Film festival of Thrissur, India, 2017
Luxemburg City Film Festival, Luxemburg, 2017
Focus on French Cinema, USA, 2017
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA, 2017
Sonoma International Film Festival, USA, 2017
Canada Now: Best New Films, USA, 2017
48 Images Seconde, France, 2017
Berkshire International Film Festival, USA, 2017
Canadian Film Festival of Bogota, Argentina, 2017
Festival of Canadian film in Dieppe, France, 2017
Canada Now, Great-Britain, 2017
Festival du Cinéma Québecois dea Grands Lacs, France, 2017
Canadian Film Days in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2017
Toronto International Film Festival, section Vanguard, Canada, 2016
Festival Film by the Sea, Netherlands, 2016
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, 2016
Festival international du film francophone de Namur, Belgium, 2016
Festival international du film de Vancouver (VIFF), Canada, 2016
Mill Valley Film Festival, USA, 2016
Festival international du film indépendant de Bordeaux, France, 2016
Festival international du film francophone Tübingen Stuttgart, Germany, 2016
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, 2016
International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa, India, 2016
Amiens International Film Festival (FIFAM), France, 2016

2017 Canadian Screen Awards

Winner – Achievement in Costume Design
Nomination – Achievement in Cinematography

IRIS 2017

Winner – Best Actresse – Mylène Mackay
Winner – Best Original Score
Winner – Best Makeup
Winner – Best Hairstyling
Nomination – Best Cinematography
Nomination – Film with most success outside of Quebec

Sonoma International Film Festival 2017

Winner – Jury award for Best International Film