“A Man wakes up on a bus. Everyone has left. Night has fallen. He gets off the bus, and finds himself alone. The bus has stopped at the edge of a forest. On either side, the road is veiled by darkness. From the forest, he hears sounds – night-time forest sounds. After much hesitation, the Man enters the forest, disappearing into the darkness.
Continental (Continental, un film sans fusil) features four characters whose lives will be affected by that Man’s disappearance. Lucette (Marie-Ginette Guay), his wife, who anxiously awaits his return. Louis (Réal Bossé), a young father whose relationship with his wife is going through confusing times. Chantal (Fanny Mallette), a hotel receptionist who dreams of sharing her life with someone else. And Marcel (Gilbert Sicotte), an ex-gambler confronted by the realities of aging. Although told separately, these stories end up intersecting and mirroring each other." —Micro Scope
Stéphane Lafleur was born on June 16, 1976 in St.-Jérôme, the Laurentides, Québec, Canada. Over the last ten years, he has directed or edited more than thirty independent short films. He is notably one of the founding members of the Kino movement. Stéphane Lafleur is also the lyricist and singer of the folk/country band Avec pas d’casque. En terrains connus is his second feature film. –Berlinale