Family First / Chien de Garde

Directed by Sophie Dupuis
  • Canada
  • 1hr 27min
  • 2018
  • Québécois French with English Subtitles

The underworld of crime in Montreal - and the adage that blood is always thicker than water - comes under focus in writer/director Sophie Dupuis’ character-driven crime thriller. JP, who lives with his brother, mother and girlfriend in a modest apartment in the Verdun district, is trying to balance family obligations with his work as a small-time drug dealer for the uncle who is more like a father. But the consequences of his actions are catching up with him.

With support of the Embassy of Canada.

The Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film has many admirable qualities but the turn by lead actor Théodore Pellerin is the performance of the festival.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Théodore Pellerin
Jean-Simon Leduc
Paul Ahmarani

Schedule & Tickets

22 Feb 18:15 Cineworld