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Louise works as a human resources advisor. She works in a tense work environment in which power dynamics take many forms. Trying to manage a conflict between the interests of the company and those of the employees, Louise will be confronted with various means of pressure ranging from contempt to violence. Her choice will have serious repercussions.

Cast & Crew

Starring: Fanny Mallette, Hubert Proulx and Marie-Ève Perron
Production: Geneviève Gosselin-G. and Emmanuel Campeau
Distribution & International Sales: Welcome Aboard
Cinematography: Nicolas Poitras-Gamache
Set Design: Mathieu Marcotte
Editing: Pier-Philippe Chevigny
Sound Recording: Pascal Van Strydonck
Sound Design: Patrice LeBlanc

Festivals & Awards

  • Off-Courts Trouville (2021)
  • Festival du film jeune de Lyon (2021)
  • Matera Film Festival (2021) *Best Actress Award
  • GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival (2021)
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival (2021)
  • Festival du Nouveau-Cinéma (2021)
  • Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2021)
  • Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen | Stuttgart (2021)
  • Festival international du cinéma francophone d’Acadie (2021)
  • Cyprus international Film Festival (2021)
  • Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen, Stuttgart (2021)
  • Cinema on the Bayou (2022)
  • Victoria Film Festival (2022)
  • Pendance Film Festival (2022)
  • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (2022)
  • Gala Prends ça court (2022) *Prix Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma – SARTEC / *Prix Union des artistes – UDA – Fanny MALETTE / Prix Post-Moderne Cinéma Moderne / * Prix Air Canada/ Québec Gold 2022/ *Mention spéciale Les Films Opale/ *Prix Association québécoise de la production médiatique – AQPM
  • Les Filministes (2022) *Mention du jury
  • Made Here Film Festival (2022)
  • Brooklyn Film Festival (2022)
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival (2022) *Mention du jury
  • Rhodes Island International Film Festival (2022)
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (2022)
  • International Short Film Festival – Film Font (2022)
  • Izmir International Short Film Festival (2022)

The Director


Julien G. Marcotte is a screenwriter and director living in Montreal. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in film studies, he directed his first short film — Louise de 9 à 5 (2021). The film had its world premiere at the 22nd edition of the Off-courts Trouville festival and its Canadian premiere at the 50th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal. His artistic approach combines social issues, historical interpretation, and interpersonal conflicts.