Mdff Presents Mouton

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Mdff Presents Mouton
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Winner of the Opera Prima prize for Best First Feature at Film Festival Locarno (Official Page). MDFF is proud to present the Toronto premiere of Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone' MOUTON.

Aurélien, known as Mouton (Sheep), works in the kitchen of the local fish restaurant in the little town of Courseulles-sur-Mer on the Normandy coast. In the first part of MOUTON, we get to know him as a cheerful seventeen-year-old with a simple life, loved by those who take the trouble to get to know him.

Until, halfway through the film, he disappears after a bizarre accident with a chainsaw during the ‘Fête de la Sainte-Anne’. The focus then shifts to the people left behind, who miss Mouton. Like the viewer, they had grown greatly attached to the uncomplicated young man.

For their highly original debut, the two directors, Marianne Pistone and Gilles Deroo spent a long time among the inhabitants of Courseulles-sur-Mer, which outside of the summer season evokes a melancholy that only seems to bring the locals closer together. They found their actors mainly through chance encounters, and this increases the natural feel of this film, packed with small gestures.
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By: MDFF