MONTREAL, April 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Herd Leader (v.f. Chef de meute), directed by the 24 year old Quebecer Chloé Robichaud, is part of the
short films of the 2012 Selection for the 65th Festival de Cannes. The
10 films Selection was revealed this morning by the prestigious
Festival.This is a rare privilege considering that thousands of short
films were submitted from around the world. The Festival de Cannes
takes place from May 16 to 27. The jury will award the Palme d'Or for
Short Films, to be presented at the Festival's Closing Ceremony on
Sunday 27 May.
Herd Leader tells the story of Clara, a young woman who's overwhelming family can't
understand her solitary life, wishing she would find someone to grow
old with. Following her aunt's sudden death, Clara is put in charge of
her pet. Little does she know that these are the first step to an
unlikely, but empowering, friendship.
Totally self-financed, the film is produced by Fanny-Laure Malo, Sarah
Pellerin and Chloé Robichaud, respectively from La Boîte à Fanny and Les films de la meute. These two young production companies were founded by four Inis
graduates : Laurent Allaire, Sarah Pellerin, Chloé Robichaud and
Fanny-Laure Malo. Eve Duranceau stars in the film along with Geneviève
Boivin-Roussy, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Richard Fréchette, Monique
Gosselin, Guillaume Lambert and France Pilotte.
Cannes' short films jury
This year, the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films will be
presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgian director, scriptwriter
and producer), and will be composed of Arsinée Khanjian (Canadian
actress), Karim Aïnouz (Brazilian director and scriptwriter), Emmanuel
Carràre (French writer, scripwriter and director) and Yu Lik-Wai
(Chinese director of photography and filmmaker).
The short-film competition has discovered artists who have since risen
to fame: Jane Campion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Xavier Giannoli, Lynne Ramsay
and Catalin Mituluscecu.
About Chloé Robichaud
Chloé Robichaud is a graduate from Concordia University (cinema) and
L'Inis (directing). Her films have been selected in a number of
prestigious festivals around the world, including Festival du Nouveau
Cinéma and Vancouver International Film Festival. She was invited to
Cannes twice before: in 2010 when Moi non plus was selected to screen in the Coup de Coeur at the Short Film Corner, and then again in 2011 when Nature Morte was selected as part of Courts du Québec présentés par la SODEC. Chloé Robichaud, with producer Fanny-Laure Malo, is currently working on
her first feature film, "Sarah Runs", which should be shot in fall
SOURCE La boîte à Fanny
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