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While a second world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness.
Maxime Giroux began his career by making over 100 video clips for Quebecois, Canadian and French artists. He has directed several short films, including Red (Le rouge au sol) and The Days (Les jours), which have been shown at over fifty festivals. The films have won some fifteen international awards, including best short film at TIFF and the FNC. In September 2018, Maxime’s new feature film, The Great Darkened Days (La grande noirceur) is selected to be presented in World Premiere at TIFF.
La grande noirceur
The Great Darkened Days