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17 Ratings

The Fireflies Are Gone

La disparition des lucioles

Directed by Sébastien Pilote
Canada, 2018


The sleepy town where Léo lives doesn’t offer her much chance of self-fulfilment. Extricating herself from her mother’s influence and her constricting environment isn’t easy for the frustrated young woman, yet happiness might be close at hand.

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The Fireflies Are Gone Directed by Sébastien Pilote

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2019 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film

Critics reviews

A surprising number of plotless scenes exist only to show Léo withdrawn behind sunglasses, inscrutable, soothed but not transformed by Steve’s companionship. Fireflies unfortunately hits too many familiar marks as it manufactures a few crises to create a recognizable story arc.
September 13, 2018
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