PASSAGE by Sarah Baril Gaudet – Virtual cinema release on March 19


A film by Sarah Baril Gaudet


Passage, the feature film debut of director Sarah Baril Gaudet, produced by Audrey Fallu, a poetic portrait of the summer spent by 18-year-old Gabrielle and Yoan on the eve of their unavoidable departure from the remote region of Témiscamingue.

Passage will be available everywhere in Canada on March 19 via the online platforms of Cinémas Beaubien, du Parc et du Musée and Cinéma Moderne. Depending on the date when cinemas will reopen, the film could also be released in theatres in March or later.

Following its sold-out world premiere at the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FCIAT), it was presented in the “New Visions” competition at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM),as well as in competition at the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival in Louisiana.


Gabrielle and Yoan are 18 years old. Even though they both grew up in Témiscamingue, their aspirations are opposite. While Yoan wants to leave the area to break away from his loneliness and explore his homosexuality, Gabrielle is torn at the thought of going over a hundred kilometres away from home to carry on with her studies. While summer is in full swing, Passage paints a poetic portrait of these two protagonists transitioning into adulthood, trying to blossom and chart their own path.

Original French version with English subtitles

Cinematography: Sarah Baril Gaudet | Editing: Justine Gauthier | Sound Design: Marie-Pierre Grenier | Sound Mix: Olivier Germain | Sound Recording: Jacob Marcoux | Music: Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool and Alexis Martin | Producer: Audrey Fallu | Production: La Cabane | Distribution: Les Films du 3 Mars

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