COMPÉTITION - FILMS DU QUÉBEC
THE SWITCH| VOSTA
Director Michel Kandinsky
Cast François Arnaud, Sophie Desmarais, Roch Castonguay
Producer Carte Blanche Films Inc.
Screenwriter Michel Kandinsky, Christian Martel, Nadine Valcin
Distributor Filmoption International
One family, two generations, two wars, three destinies. A film about the impact of war on returning Canadian soldiers. But the story takes place far from the battlefield, in a quiet corner of Ontario. The fighters’ struggle is with themselves, with the memories of the atrocities they saw and committed, with the ghosts of their colleagues who did not survive, with the secrets that cannot be shared. As Corporal Leblanc, François Arnaud (Goodbye Happiness, Norbourg) delivers one of his most personal and singular performances. The Switch also has the great merit of revealing another side of Franco-Ontarian communities, most notably the aspirations of its youth.