Catimini 2012
The second feature from director Nathalie St-Pierre (after 2003’s Ma voisine danse le ska) tells the overlapping stories of four young women in various stages of foster care. It starts with shy six-year-old Cathy (Emilie Bierre) being brought to a rural house, where foster parents Rejeanne (Isabelle Vincent) and Raynald (Roger La Rue) preside over a household of older girls, along with their teenage son (Julien Adam).
When the presence of all these young teenagers inevitably leads to some sexual exploration, Keyla (Joyce-Tamara Hall) takes the blame and gets thrown out of the house, ending up in another group home with troubled goth roommate Megane (Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau). When Megane runs away, she ends up in a bleak detention centre, where we meet Manu (Frederique Pare), the focus of the final segment, when she leaves the centre to try and start a normal life. What at first seems like a dark version of Richard Linklater’s Slacker, with one story leading into another, is brought together as a whole in a dramatic conclusion at the reunion of Rejeanne and Raynald’s charges through the years.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:51:12 | 5.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Nathalie Saint-Pierre
Cast: Emilie Bierre, Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau, Joyce-Tamara Hall
Country: Canada

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