Bootlegger by CAROLINE MONNET - First Cut Lab


Production company: Microclimat Films
World Premiere: Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2021

Mani, a master’s student, returns to the remote place in northern Quebec where she grew up. Her painful past resurfaces. Resolved to reintegrate into her former home, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes there under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond. The latter is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter in a fire. Two radically opposed women divide the community into two sides who face each other to determine the best path to independence.


Director: Caroline Monnet
Writers: Caroline Monnet, Daniel Watchorn
Editor: Aube Foglia

Producer: Catherine Chagnon 

Cast: Devery JacobsPascale Bussières

Length: 81 min

International sales: Best Friend Forever