ESIMESAC Friday, April 5 - 7:00pm

OPENING FILM - Toronto Theatrical Premiere
Luc Picard in attendance

Fred Pellerin, whose storytelling is so irresistibly magical, gives a picturesque account of his script.

“…it is the story of a lad, a child with a man’s body, who was born without a shadow and who is very strong and a tad naïve. In the movie, the shadow kind of stands for the ego; some people have very big shadows and others smaller ones. He does not have one at all. So as he does not have an ego, he never works for himself. He directs his efforts towards others. When the villagers are starving, Esimésac sets up a collective plan so that everyone can eat. However another project, the railway plan, based on individual profits designed to save the village, will disrupt his undertaking (…)” 

Luc Picard achieves a masterful film with actors as convincing and moving as the characters they play. He gives us memorable enchanting moments in his work set between an imaginary and contemporary reality. 


Copresented by TFO


Get your tickets :

Walkup :

Every day from April 5-14, starting 1h prior to the screening: The Royal, 608 College Street

For advanced sales: T.O.TIX, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square


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Additional Info

  • Director: Luc Picard
  • Country: Canada (Québec)
  • Cast: Nicola-Frank Vachon, Luc Picard, Gildor Roy
  • Language: French, subtitled in english
  • Runtime: 105mn
  • Year: 2012
  • Awards: Cinéma du Québec à Paris – 16e édition 2012
  • Rating: PG


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