French (Available subtitled in English)
Year of Production: 2019
Duration: 124 minutes
As a civil war shakes the Quebec province of Canada, Valerie is the sole survivor of a mass execution where her boyfriend is killed. Years later, she’s in a close relationship with her new partner, Gabriel. At the Long Term Care Center where she works as an orderly, she befriends Jeanne, a well-read and funny woman, dealing with an important physical handicap.
Mixing realism and worrying strangeness, Laughter presents a human exploration of the survivor’s syndrome, the grieving process, the distance of time, the power of love, and the joy of being alive.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: La Boîte à Fanny
DIRECTOR: Martin Laroche
SCRIPTWRITERS: Martin Laroche
Cast/Participants: Léane Labrèche-Dor, Micheline Lanctôt, Alexandre Landry, Sylvie Drapeau, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Sophie Clément, Normand Daoust, Catherine Proulx-Lemay, Evelyne Rompré, Christine Beaulieu, Evelyne de la Chenelière