Guidelines

This feature documentary explores the world of adolescence through a series of tableaux featuring rural secondary school students interacting with various authority figures as a consequence of perceived misbehaviour. Outside the classroom, though, the teens enjoy more control of their world which then becomes a kind of playground where they can test the limits of their temporary freedom. A work of patient observation relying mostly on uninterrupted long takes, Guidelines emphasizes the contrast between adult and adolescent, between the regulated classroom and the great outdoors, gradually revealing the interior drama of adolescence with its shifts from fragility to reckless abandon.

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Film Credits

research
Jean-François Caissy
writer
Jean-François Caissy
director
Jean-François Caissy
producer
Johanne Bergeron
cinematography
Nicolas Canniccioni
editing
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
sound editing
Simon Gervais
participant
Josée Charest
Claude Leblanc
Annie Parent
Émilie Savoie
Yves Porlier
Rock-David B.
Samuel B.
Émile B.
Kim B. M.
Justin B. V.
Dave C.
William D.
Noémie D. A.
Michael G.
William M.
sound recording
Jean-François Caissy
foley
Alexis Farand
mix
Serge Boivin
musical research
Frédéric Bégin
Julien Bilodeau
Claire Bourbonnais

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