Mommy is at the Hairdresser's

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  99 min.
Release Date: May 2, 2008 (limited)

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Cast: Laurent Lucas, Céline Bonnier, Gabriel Arcand, Marianne Fortier, Élie Dupuis, Hugo St-Onge Paquin


It's summer 1966. Time to enjoy summer vacation, total freedom, running wild in the fields, and crazy giggles with friends. But as she becomes more aware of the dreams, sorrows and lies of the people closest to her, Élise sees her mother's sudden abandonment thoroughly disrupt her family.

While her brother Coco stubbornly seeks refuge in constructing a super car, the youngest, Benoît, plummets deep into his own internal world, retreating ever-further in the furnace room. As for her father, he is simply overwhelmed by the situation. Élise decides to take the helm of her drifting family in a poignant attempt to save them. With support from the living and breathing surrounding nature and the silent comfort Monsieur Mouche offers, Élise is on the verge of experiencing a summer unlike any other.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Quebec. Some cast members are Canadian.

Director: Léa Pool
Studio: Equinoxe Films
Producer(s): Lyse Lafontaine, Michel Mosca
Screenplay: Isabelle Hébert

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