It’s summer 1966. Time to enjoy summer vacation, total freedom, running wild in the fields, and crazy giggles with friends. But as she becomes more aware of the dreams, sorrows and lies of the people closest to her, Élise sees her mother’s sudden abandonment thoroughly disrupt her family. While her brother Coco stubbornly seeks refuge in constructing a super car, the youngest, Benoît, plummets deep into his own internal world, retreating ever-further in the furnace room. As for her father, he is simply overwhelmed by the situation. Élise decides to take the helm of her drifting family in a poignant attempt to save them. With support from the living and breathing surrounding nature and the silent comfort Monsieur Mouche offers, Élise is on the verge of experiencing a summer unlike any other. —Wikipedia
Léa Pool (born 8 September, 1950 in Switzerland) is a Swiss-Canadian filmmaker who has also taught film at UQAM. She is openly lesbian. Her 1986 film Anne Trister was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival. Her 1999 film Emporte-moi was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
Her film À corps perdu (1988) was selected for official competition in the Venice Film Festival and her film Mouvements du désir (1994) was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.She has been nominated 3 times for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction for her films La Femme de l’hôtel (1984), Mouvements du désir (1994), and Emporte-moi (1999). In 2006 she was awarded the Prix Albert-Tessier. —Wikipedia