A Canadian sawmill provides employment to prisoners in the final weeks of their sentences. THE FREE ONES follows these people who aim to free themselves from the problems of their past in order to have a future.
We present the International Premiere of the film.
No youth rating
English/Original Title: THE FREE ONES. Writer: Nicolas Lévesque. Camera: Jean-Philippe Archibald. Sound: Jean-Philippe Archibald / Nicolas Lévesque. Editing: Natacha Dufaux. Music: Ron Baines, James Thomas Bates, Yehezkel Raz, John Bax, B. Deshayes, Taktika, ANBR, Quebec Redneck Bluegrass Project, BAM Library, Artlist. Production: Canopée. Producer: Jean-Philippe Archibald. Length: 94 min. International Sales: SPIRA
Nicolas Lévesque is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker. He studied photography, art and film at the University Cégep de Matane in Québec. He is also a co-founder of the KAHEM Photographers Association. Lévesque works as a director for the Télé-Québec Network.
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The Canada Focus is part of Canada's cultural programme as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the Government of Canada. In addition to the film series, the Canada Focus includes a delegation of Canadian filmmakers at the DOK.forum Marketplace.
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