Ruth

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Synopsis

Ruth is the story of a painful adolescence. Ruth decides on a whim to leave her small village in the Bas Saint-Laurent for the “real world” of the big city, Montreal. There she meets up with her brother, Jean-Paul. Her many lovers range from one-night stands like Bernard to Yves and Robert, who are briefly in her life. Passionate, anticonformist Ruth has to contend with her brother’s ferocious jealousy – he goes as far as attacking Robert, his best friend.

Robert, completely baffled by Ruth’s cynical recklessness, finally pushes her away. Ruth continues her struggle to find absolute love. She clings passionately, clumsily and shamelessly to those she loves and those she doesn’t, in frenzied desperation. Continually disappointed and shut out by the “real world,” she chooses a way out that is typically extreme...

Prizes and Nominations

Nomination for the prize L.-E.-OUIMET-MOLSON (best Quebec feature of the year) and for the prize SARTEC (best screenplay).

Festivals

Festival International des films du monde de Montréal
Festival international du film de Bruxelles

Credits

With
Ariane Frédérique, Frédéric Teyssier, Émmanuel Bilodeau, Micheline Lanctôt, Gaétan Nadeau, Jean Gaudreau, Marcel Pomerlo

Direction/script/production
François Delisle

Cinematography
Étienne De Massy

Sound
Pierre Bertrand, François Guérin, Martyne Morin

Production designer
Éric Bernard

Editing
Pascale Paroissien

Music
Me Mom and Morgentaler

Formats
DVD, 35 mm, DigiBeta, colour

Running time
70 min.

Year
1994

Distribution in Canada and international sales
Fragments Distribution

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