What does a girl with a curious eye find along the way during her journey northward? Wolves, trees, rocks, men. Throughout Gracile’s quest in search of her father, this documentary fable takes us into the realm of men. Men whose sometimes-tragic fate is linked with the territory they inhabit, by choice or by necessity… as though some inevitability hak thrust them against their will into the motion of the world.
Like the men she meets along the way — all possible fathers for Gracile — the paths she takes sometimes lead to gaping wounds: devastated forests, mine pits, an industrial zone in ruins. The plaintive wind through the trees is audible, while the men remain silent.
All along the way, Gracile is accompanied in her thoughts by her mother and by nature, as well as by an Innu grandmother whose voice fuels her dreams. This dreamlike world coexists with the harsh reality Gracile faces.
At the end of her journey, will the girl, now laden with the secrets of the world, be able to find rest in the arms of her father?
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma – octobre 2004
Cinoche, Baie Comeau – jan 2005
Docupolis, Barcelone, automne 2005
Cinefest Sudbury, automne 2005
St-John’s International Women’s Film Festival, automne 2005
Docu-fiction, 80 minutes, 2004
Director / Lucie Lambert, assistant director / Nadine Beaudet
Script / Lucie Lambert
Cinematography / Serge Giguère
Sound recording / Pierre Bertrand
Editing / René Roberge
Sound editing / Claude Beaugrand
Music / René Lussier
With / Érika Desbiens, Marcel Réhel, Gitane Tremblay, Normand Ouellet, Fernand Fontaine, Douglas André, Grégoire McKenzie, Anne-Marie André