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      The Fireflies Are Gone

      2018 1h 36m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 74% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A frustrated teenager frees herself from her mother's influence and her narrow life in a small, industrial town to find out who she really is. Read More Read Less

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      Peter Howell Toronto Star A rebel without a chord finds music in unexpected places in The Fireflies Are Gone, Sébastien Pilote's affecting character study. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 9, 2019 Full Review Barry Hertz Globe and Mail Pilote's work will strike a chord with anyone interested in the mechanics of the human condition. Rated: 3/4 Jul 4, 2019 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety This is a satisfying, slightly mournful seriocomedy that's equal parts cynical, hopeful, and ambivalent. Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Ricardo Gallegos Pólvora A very simple, but engaging film thanks to the authenticity of the main character. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 7, 2020 Full Review Alex Heeney Seventh Row Sébastien Pilote's third feature is a buoyant, colourful, and often very funny coming-of-age story about a clever and cynical teenager. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review Pat Mullen That Shelf Pilote does for Quebec what the Dardennes do for Belgian cinema with this finely observed portrait of working class life. Jul 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Antoine D Excellent film! Décor nostalgique de région québecoise, un "feel good movie" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/01/24 Full Review Audience Member Very classy and tight introspective of the machinations and problems of life. Top class and well cast. I love a movie where you want to reach into the TV and shake someone, Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Beguiling heroine, but when, oh when, will the French learn to actually tell a story, rather than just ramble endlessly through mundane parochial lives which lead nowhere. Tedious in the extreme. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie lacked soul and felt disingenuous. The characters were like, 'cardboard', and the plot line was flat. It was hard to buy into the relationships formed. The colour palette of cream, yellow, red, and green was overtly overplayed, lacking delicate subtlety of fine art. Overall, it seemed like a failed homage to French cinema. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Sencilla, directa, dura. Gran papel de Karelle Tremblay en este rol de adolescente desadaptada que empieza a buscar su lugar en este planeta. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Want to watch this in cinemas so badly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A frustrated teenager frees herself from her mother's influence and her narrow life in a small, industrial town to find out who she really is.
      Director
      Sébastien Pilote
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $225.8K
      Runtime
      1h 36m