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Newly recruited as a French-to-Spanish translator in a factory that employs temporary laborers from Guatemala, a young woman takes a stand against the director to defend the migrant workers from the abuse they suffer.


Cast & Crew

Starring: Ariane Castellanos, Marc-André Grondin, Nelson Coronado, Antonio Ortega, Gerardo Miranda, Luis Oliva, Micheline Bernard, Eve Duranceau and Marvin Coroy
Production : Geneviève Gosselin-G.
Co-production : TS Productions (Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto and Alice Bloch)
Executive Production: Galilé Marion-Gauvin
Associate Production: Jeanne-Marie Poulain
Co-production Bretagne: JPL Films (Jean-François Bigot and Camille Raulo)
Distribution Canada: Funfilms distribution
International Sales: Be For Films
Cinematography: Gabriel Brault-Tardif
Set Design: Yola Van Leeuwenkamp
Wardrobe Department: Kelly-Anne Bonnieux
Editing: Amélie Labrèche
Sound: Philippe Lecoeur, Jérôme Gonthier et Jean-Guy Véran
Music: Félicia Atkinson

Festivals & Awards


  • Berlinale Coproduction Market (Talent Project Market 2020)
  • TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2020
  • Los Cabos International Film Festival –  Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund 2020


  • Tribeca Festival, 2023 (World Premiere)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023 (European Premiere)
  • Fantasia, 2023 (National Premiere) *Audience Award Bronze, Best Quebec Feature
  • Festival Les Percéïdes, 2023 *Jury Grand Prize
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, 2023
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2023
  • Antalya International Film Festival, 2023
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2023
  • Cinefest Sudbury, 2023
  • Atlantic International Film Festival, 2023
  • Cinematik International Film Festival, 2023, Slovakia
  • The Morelia International Film Festival, 2023, Mexico

The Director

Pier-Philippe Chevigny

Pier-Philippe Chevigny is a filmmaker from Montreal, Quebec. His fiction films combine anxiety-inducing mise-en-scene with contemporary social themes. In 2013, his first short film Tala received international attention, selected at over 40 festivals in addition to being acquired by ARTE. His next film, Vétérane, was part of the Quebec delegation to Clermont-Ferrand and Namur in 2017. Finally, Recrue, made in 2019, is a resounding success: more than 130 festival selections (including Toronto, Busan, Namur, Stockholm, Vladivostok, etc.), 30 awards (including qualification for the Oscar for best short film awarded by the Tirana Festival) and sales to ARTE, HBO Europe, TV5 Unis, CBC, to name a few. Building on this success, Pier-Philippe completed in 2023 Richelieu, a first feature film with an equally impressive track record: Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020, TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2020, Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund @ Los Cabos 2020. Continuing the approach established by his short films, Richelieu is a Canada-France co-production that stars Ariane Castellanos, Marc-André Grondin, Gerardo Miranda, Antonio Ortega, and Marvin Coroy.