30.09. - 09.10.2021

1981 Canada 2009 | 132 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Ricardo Trogi

RICARDO TROGI (*1970) won both critical and commercial acclaim for his first two films Québec-Montréal (2002) and Dodging the Clock (2005). Dodging the Clock also won fourJutra Awards at the Quebec film festival.

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In 1981, the Trogi family moves into a new home. At eleven years-old, Ricardo doesn't understand the meaning of the word "mortgage" but fully feels its impact. He is the new kid in a class where the other students are from wealthier backgrounds, and he feels his honour is at stake. To avoid being exposed, Ricardo resorts to inventing a new family history, which he must vigilantly maintain to keep up appearances for his new friends. Finally, when he can no longer ignore the reality of his family’s situation, young Ricardo must decide how to build on his true identity.

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Original title: 1981
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ricardo Trogi
Screenplay: Ricardo Trogi
Cast: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson
Producer: Nicole Robert
Director of Photography: Steve Asselin
Music: Frédéric Bégin
Production Design:
Editor: Yvann Thibaudeau
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
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