Director: Anne Émond
Feature film | CDN | 2011
91 min | Dolby SRD
45th Hof International Film Festival
Clara and Nikolaï meet at a rave. They return to Nikolaï’s apartment and make love. Afterwards, instead of parting, they divulge their deepest secrets to one another. Nikolaï is a beautiful loser. At the age of 31, he leads a simple and frugal life. He applies himself to reading the great literary classics, but never finishes a book he has begun. Unable to submit to any schedule, he finds himself unfit for work. He envisions big projects and has great ideas but, inevitably and despite himself, loses sight of them before they are realized.
Clara, like Nikolaï, seems not to be made for this world. She leads a double life. By day, she works as an elementary school teacher; by night, she is a compulsive party-girl. She goes out every night, gets drunk and high and sleeps with men, women or both at the same time.