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This House

Original title: Cette Maison

Directed by: Miryam Charles

Produced by: Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Embuscade Films, Québec, Canada)

Country of production: Canada

Runtime: 85'

Expected release: February, 2022

Production stage: Editing / Post-production

Budget: $CAN480,000 (100% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Sales agents, international distributors, buyers, festivals


Bridgeport, January 17, 2008. A teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, like an imagined biography, the director and cousin of the teenager examine the past causes and future consequences of this unsolved crime.

Director’s profile:

Miryam Charles is a director and producer living in Montreal. She has produced and photographed several short fiction films as well as feature films . She is also the director of several short films which have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and
internationally. She is currently working on her first feature-length documentary Cette maison (Talents en vue, SODEC) and is in development on short fiction film Au crépuscule (SODEC créateurs émergents), a dramatic series X (Banff/Netflix Diversity of Voices + Trio Orange) as well as a feature-length fiction film Le marabout (La forge Québec cinéma/ Netflix + Voyelles Films).

Producers’s profile:

EMBUSCADE FILMS is dedicated to making a different cinema: animated films, creative documentaries and atypical fictions. Founded by Nicolas and Félix Dufour-Laperrière in 2013, the production company favours unique aesthetics and puts its resourcefulness and independence of mind at the service of strong auteur visions. It sees cinema as art, meaning as refuge, and risk-taking as essential. Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a director, screenwriter and producer. His work, which shows a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, maintains a close connection with the visual and contemporary arts. His films, among which the feature documentary TRANSATLANTIQUE (Rotterdam 2014) and the animated features VILLE NEUVE (Venise 2018) and Archipelago (Rotterdam 2021) have been presented in numerous festivals, museums and events of importance, where they have won several awards.