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| 8 min

A woman plays out her existence on the screen of her life. Alcohol is the essence of her being. She imbibes her youth and becomes completely absorbed by the desire to satisfy her thirst. Moving from parties to binge drinking, pleasure to distress, joy to delirium, she lets herself be lulled by the undulating waves of bottles. She floats in the intoxicating liquid, sees her childhood re-emerge, and feels as if she is a tiny fish lost in an ocean of madness. Her craving for alcohol engenders a burning passion. Drinking becomes a fatal embrace... On the verge of drowning in the torrent of this insane obsession, will she find the strength to rise to the surface?

Soif is a tragedy in five acts centered on a woman who must confront the fate of her existence. Michèle Cournoyer (The Hat) has created another hard-hitting film. She broaches a sensitive topic in her inimitable style, using black ink on paper to render dazzling metamorphoses.

  • director
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • script
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • editing
    Jacques Drouin
  • music
    Jean-Phi Goncalves
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • string arrangement
    Guido Del Fabbro
  • musician
    Annie Gadbois
    Ariane Lajoie
    Ligia Paquin
    Mélanie Vaugeois
  • voice
    Émilie Laforest
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • string recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • animation camera
    Philippe Vaucher
  • computer graphics support
    Benoît Chagnon
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • computer graphics designer
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical coordination
    Mélanie Boudreau-Blanchard
    Daniel Lord
  • credits
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • production manager
    Dominique Noujeim
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
  • accounting
    Nadia Palmer
  • certified accountant
    Isabelle Côté
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • production
    Marcel Jean
    Galilé Marion-Gauvin
    René Chénier


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