Director: Alexandre Dostie

Canada, 2016, comedy, 17 minutes, french with lithuanian and english subtitles, N-16

The debut short film from Alexander Dostie, Mutants is an unexpected coming-of-age tale. 1996, rural Quebec. A hot summer. A bunch of kids are trying to win the opening game of their little league baseball season... but everything is not as simple as it seems. Keven Guénette gets hit with a ball during practice, kick-starting an exceedingly unexpected series of mutations that highlight the banality of their everyday rural surroundings. Mutants, selected as the Best Canadian Short Film at the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is a delightful story of dark humour about teenage hormones, flirtation and baseball.


2017 – Jury’s special mention, Basta Fest (Serbia), Best Director and Best Short Film, Figari International Film Festival (Italy), Best Québécois Short Film Award, Gala du Cinéma Québécois, Best Live Action Short Film, Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Short Work Award, Whistler Film Festival (Canada), Mention Spéciale Direction Photo, Caroussel du Film du Rimouski (Canada), Best Canadian Short, Toronto International Film Festival.

About the director:

Born in the rural Quebec that now shade his works, Alexandre Dostie is a poet and performer. On screen, he created in 2010 the poetic web series Sainte-Cécile. Mutants is his first short film.

Section: Canadian short film programme "Revelations"

Screenplay: Alexandre Dostie

Dir. of Photography: Vincent Biron