At 17 Jérémie dreams of a life different from the one that awaits him at the family sawmill in the small Canadian town where he lives. Jérémie is more interested in pimping his car, listening to hip hop, and slacking off with his friends. This impressionistic debut, built upon convincing performances, tells of a summer that completely changed a teenager’s life. – KVIFF
Canadian filmmaker François Péloquin‘s debut feature film Le bruit des arbres (The Sound of Trees) is a coming of age story in the context of Quebec culture. The film stars Antoine l’Ecuyer, Roy Dupuis, Willia Ferland- Tanguay, Rémi Goulet and Charles-Emile Lafleur, is produced by Ziad Touma (Couzin Films) based on a screenplay by Sarah Lévesque & François Péloquin.
“The film represents the culture of teenagers. It’s a moment when you’re not sure or so fond of where you are from, and that you don’t recognize where you are from, and who you are, and you don’t necessarily value where you are from. I wanted to talk about life as a teenager in the region because I think Quebec doesn’t recognize this region because everything is about the metropolis” states Péloquin in advance of its screening at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic.