On the pretext of going ptarmigan hunting, Vincent Lemieux, a father and notorious fraud artist wanted by police, goes to the taiga of northern Québec to meet a pilot friend who’ll help him escape the country. Along the way, he makes confessions on video to apologize to his two young daughters for subjecting them to the shame of having a criminal father. Lemieux, originally an honest accountant, became accomplice of unscrupulous investors, and later stole the hundred million dollars they had entrusted him with. In parallel, Vincent tells his daughters the sad adventures of the “Li’l Frankie”, an imaginary character he invented as a kid, when he dreamed of making movies.
An internationally renowned video artist whose work has won numerous awards at festivals around the world, Robert Morin has been making a significant contribution to Quebec cinema for nearly thirty years with a series of very personal films. He has made some thirty short, medium-length and feature films during his career, and in 1977 co- founded – with Marcel Chouinard, Lorraine Dufour, Bernard Émond and Jean-Pierre St-Louis – la Coopéartive de Production Vidéo de Montréal.
Morin’s skilfully constructed films convey a dark, almost pessimistic sensibility, and are often concerned with how society’s more marginal members clash with law enforcement and the justice system. His feature debut, Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur (1992) – about a heartless, small-time hood who escapes from jail for one last perverse joy ride – won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the Toronto Festival of Festivals (now the Toronto International Film Festival®), the Best Quebec Feature Film and Best… read more