The film Comme le feu by Quebec director Philippe Lesage

The film “Comme le feu” by Quebec director Philippe Lesage won an award at the Berlinale

The film Like fireby Quebec filmmaker Philippe Lesage, won the International Jury Grand Prize at the Generation section awards ceremony at the Berlinale on Friday.

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Starring Noah Parker, Aurélia Arandi-Longpré, Paul Ahmarani and Sophie Desmarais, “Comme le feu” stars a 17-year-old who is invited by his friend's family to stay at a remote property deep in the forest where an acquaintance Director is alive.

In presenting the prize, the jury of Génération (a parallel section of the Berlin Film Festival) described Philippe Lesage's new feature film as “a deeply original film by an artist who is not afraid to take risks, a cinematographic work that seems to be both .” very new and rooted in the history of theater, from Chekhov to Bergman.

Comme le feu, the fourth full-length feature film from Philippe Lesage (The Demons, Genesis), will be released in Quebec cinemas later this year.