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Heat Wave

In the middle of summer, Sasha's plans collapse. It is with a plastered leg and little enthusiasm that she faces the heat wave of July, confined in an ugly bungalow in the dreary suburbs. As a rift opens on her older sister's room, Sasha enters a world that becomes, for her, an open door to adolescence and her emerging desires.

  • Fanny Perreault
    Director
  • Fanny Perreault
    Writer
  • Productions Phare bleu
    Producer
  • Alexandra Stenstrom
    Key Cast
    "Sasha"
  • Valérie Cross
    Key Cast
    "Jeanne"
  • Valérie Laroche
    Key Cast
    "Nathalie"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Canicule
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romantic, Drama, Teen Movie
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF)
    Québec
    Canada
    September 15, 2019
    Local Premiere
    Local Talent Award - Winner
  • Festival international du Cinéma francophone en Acadie
    Moncton
    Canada
    November 17, 2019
    National Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Chéries-Chéris
    Paris
    France
    November 24, 2019
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Image + Nation
    Montréal
    Canada
    November 26, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Cinéma on the Bayou
    Lafayette
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Spira
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Fanny Perreault

Fanny Perreault lives in Quebec City. She received a college degree in cinema (Cégep François-Xavier Garneau) and a bachelor’s degree in literary studies (Université Laval) that allowed her to develop skills in photography, sound recording, editing, scriptwriting and narrative construction. For a few years, she has been involved in different short movie projects. She directed a short experimental film La Surconscience et l’Angoisse (2012) presented in the Quebec City Student Film Festival (FFEQ). She co-directed La journée des vivant-morts (2013) as part of the Laboratoire Vitesse Lumière (Météor award). She was also boom operator on Une question de goût (David Labrecque, 2016), Antoine & Alexeï (Emmanuelle Landry, 2016), Grand Maman (Ève Dufaud, 2016) and La Tinque Sacrée (Thomas Rodrigue, 2018). As a result, she acquired significant experience on film sets. She is now completing a master degree in interaction design (Université Laval).

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