Crème de menthe

Crème de menthe
Director: Philippe David Gagné, Jean-Marc E. Roy

Canada, 2017, drama, 23 minutes, french with lithuanian and enligsh subtitles, N-16

The newest short film from long-time artistic collaborators Philipe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy, Crème de menthe turns its attention to that what is left behind after our loved ones pass away. After returning to her Quebec hometown for her father‘s funeral, a young woman is tasked with clearing his badly cluttered home. But as she works her way through her dad‘s Rush memorabilia and liqueur bottles, she discovers something she didn‘t expect... Crème de menthe is a tender, moving and often very funny look at the ties that bind. The film was screened at the Toronto, Cannes and garnered the Best Short Film in French Language Award at the Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal, Canada.


2017 – Best Short Film in French Language, Festival du nouveau cinéma (Canada).

About the director:

Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné, a directing and screenwriting duo, met in the city of Saguenay in Quebec, Canada in 2002 and have been collaborating since 2008. Their filmography features films that have been featured in different countries and won awards at international film festivals. Their virtual documentary PICK-UP: Meeting One End of the World (PICK-UP: à la rencontre d’un bout du monde, 2012) won the prestigious Gémeaux award in Canada. Roy’s and Gagné‘s short film Blue Thunder (Bleu Tonnerre, 2015) was showcased at the Directors‘ Fortnight at the Cannes International Film Festivals. Crème de menthe is the duo‘s newest short film.

Section: Canadian short film programme "Revelations"

Screenplay: Philippe David Gagné, Jean-Marc E.Roy

Dir. of Photography: Olivier Gossot

Cast: Charlotte Aubin, Fred-Éric Salvail, Guillaume Ouellet, Macha Limonchik