By Martin Laroche
Original title: Le Rire
Casting: Léane LABRÈCHE-DOR, Alexandre LANDRY, Micheline LANCTÔT, Sylvie DRAPEAU, Jean-Sébastien COURCHESNE, Normand DAOUST
Production year: 2019
Production company: La Boîte à Fanny
As a civil war shakes the Quebec province of Canada, Valérie is the sole survivor of a mass execution in which 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 a caregiver, she befriends Jeanne, a well-read and funny woman, who is dealing with severe physical disability.
Mixing realism and unsettling bizarreness, Laughter explores the survivor’s syndrome, the grieving process, the distance of time, the power of love, and the joy of being alive.
Fantastic Fest 2020
Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2021