Le Choix de Sofia (One Last Thing)

Sofia, a marketing specialist, a superwoman in a man’s world is trapped in an episode of her stressful life, overlooking herself until she hits a wall. The film sets up a parallel between Sofia’s life and the climate change problems, initiated through the denial of her soul for the benefit of our mass consumption society.

  • Alain Deslongchamps
    Good Vibes, Five Minutes
  • Alain Deslongchamps
    Good Vibes, Five Minutes
  • Eleni Larchanidou
    The Hunt for Njonjo, The Forbidden Note and so many others
  • Waheed Naddafi
  • Alain Deslongchamps
    Good Vibes, Five Minutes
  • Véronique Gallant
    Key Cast
    Marche avec moi, Y'est où le paradis?, Unité 9
  • Ray Blaze
    Key Cast
    Le négociateur, 19-2, Blue Moon
  • Denis Fortin
    Key Cast
    "Radio host (voice)"
    Montreal radio legend, as himself
  • Meliza Lejeune
    Key Cast
    "Daniela (friend) (voice)"
    Impasse, La voix de l'ombre
  • Sasha Dominique
    Key Cast
    "Sofia's mother (voice)"
    Erased, The Walk
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le choix de Sofia
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  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    RED 8K
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  • Short Film Factory screenings by SHORT to the Point Film Festival 2020
    Screenings postponed to 2023 due to Covid-19, exact date to be announced
    Official Selection; Winner 2020 Short Film Factory
  • 12th SHORT to the Point Film Festival - July 2020
    Official Selection; Nominee Best Drama
  • Prague International Indie Film Festival - 4QTR 2020
    Czech Republic
    Official Selection
  • 19th Lake Placid Film Festival 2020
    Lake Placid, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival 2020 - August-September competition
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    Semi Finalist
  • 15th Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) 2020
    November 15, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection; Nominee Best Veteran's Short Film; Nominee Film with a Strong Message for the Climate Change
  • Montgomery International Film Festival 2020
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
    United States
    December 20, 2020
    Official Selection; Winner Best Short Film; Best Director: Alain Deslongchamps; Best Actress: Véronique Gallant - Discovery category, Short Film
  • Rome Independent Prisma Film Awards - December 2020
    Official Selection
  • Jelly Film Festival - Season 6 2021
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
  • Beyond the Curve International Film Festival - February 2021
    Official Selection; Winner Outstanding Achievement (Best Short Film category); Winner Best Drama
  • 5th Lake View International Film Festival 2021
    Ludhiana, Punjab
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival 2021 - Spring
    United Kingdom
    Semi Finalist; 4 Stars Review
  • Reale Film Festival - May 2021
    Best Original Idea
  • Vancouver Independent Film Festival 2021
    November 7, 2021
    BC Premiere
    Official Selection; Best Actress: Véronique Gallant; Winner Best Canadian Narrative Short - May 2021
  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival 2021
    Mumbai / London
    July 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 25th NewFilmmakers New York 2021 - Summer Series
    United States
    August 10, 2021
    US Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 12th Bridges International Film Festival 2021
    August 30, 2021
    Live Audience Screening, Greek Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 6th European Cinematography Awards - August 2021
    Winner Best Actress: Véronique Gallant
  • 35th Annual Oscar Qualifying Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) 2021
    October 6, 2021
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 17th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival 2022
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    United States
    January 28, 2022
    Louisiana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition - January 2022
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Winner Best Drama
  • 8th Los Angeles Film Awards - July 2022
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection; Top 15 Finalists; Special Jury Award
  • 21st Miami Short Film Festival
    United States
    Florida Premiere
    Semi Finalist; Off Festival Screening Event to be Announced
Distribution Information
  • IFC2 Distribution Cinéma
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Alain Deslongchamps

Born in Montreal, Canada, Alain Deslongchamps is a graduate of the Faculty of Communication at UQAM. As a film director, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, he initially studied filmmaking and screenwriting in Montreal, before attending a filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy in 2004. He worked in Europe from 2000 to 2008 where he developed his craft working on fiction and commercial films, as well as corporate videos. His work has been showcased in various events and film Festivals throughout Canada, USA and Europe. His short fiction film titled «Good Vibes» was released by ShortsTV and programmed over a 100 times across the USA and Europe.

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Director Statement

Director’s note

The release of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming, brought the subject of climate change to a worldwide awareness in 2006. However, despite the gravity of the situation, few concrete actions made it possible to reach the goals set by the world climate organizations to solve the situation.

Having lived in Europe, I was surprised to witness that things didn’t change much through the years when I returned home in Montreal: intense traffic, bridges blocked during peak hours, increased presence of energy-consuming vehicles, etc. More than ten years later, a majority of the population continues to live the capitalist dream as if everything will be fine; but we know it won’t, do we? Why this denial? How is it possible?

These reflections initiated the birth of this project. This is the reality of Sofia’s life. A young and ambitious professional who carries on her shoulders the weight of a big company she works for, who ignores her own needs and seems to have no life, nor time to take an interest in the life around her. Is this the price to pay for her success?

Le choix de Sofia is the choice Sofia makes and also a choice she cannot make. It is a look at a society that promotes the denial of being for the benefit of short-term economical values. The tone of the film is both realistic and ironical, with a touch of humor. This twelve minutes short-film aims to immerse the audience in the heart of a reality that most people don’t perceive, establishing a parallel between Sofia’s life and the destruction of our planet.

Beyond the main theme, I was interested in the challenge of bringing the audience to be interested in an isolated woman who holds back her emotions, until the point where her nature can’t take the backseat anymore. This quest for being is that of every person who seeks for the truth in the depths of his soul.