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BORDERLINE - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Lyne Charlebois

Canada, 2008, 110 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2009

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Best Cinematography

Cast:Isabelle Blais, Jean,Hugues Anglade, Angèle Coutu, Sylvie Drapeau, Laurence Carbonneau

Crew:Producers: Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal - Screenwriters: Marie-Sissi Labreche, Lyne Charlebois - Production: Max Films - 1st Camera Assistant: Daniel Guy - Costumes Mariane Carter - 1st Assistant Director: Harold Trépanier - Photographer: Pierre Dury - Editing: Yvann Thibaudeau - Director of Photography: Steeve Asselin - Art director: Frédéric Page - Casting Director: Catherine Didelot - Sound: Marcel Pothier, Gilles Corbeil Luc Boudrias - Production director: Diane Arcand - Music: Benoit Jutras - Script: Francesca Waltzing

Sales:Félize Frappier, Director of International Sales & Marketing - Max Films International, 1751 Richardson, bureau 2.102, Montréal, Qc, H3K 1G6, Canada - T: 514-282-8444


Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in school. Her life before 30 is a far cry from fairy-tale. Sex and alcohol are her only outlets and her daily reality. She goes through men one after another. But at 30, Kiki faces the hardest challenge of all: learning to love herself.


About the director

A talented photographer and director Lyne Charlebois has had a highly prolific career. On television, she has helmed the popular series Nos étés (2005) and Tabou (2002). Between 2002 and 2005, she shot Quel jour était-ce?, a series of seven short films. Lyne Charlebois has made hundreds of videos (Ginette Reno, Isabelle Boulay, Céline Dion, Jim Corcoran, Lhasa De Sela, etc.), winning four Prix Félix for her work with musicians including Daniel Bélanger, Laurence Jalbert and Marjo. Borderline is her first feature film.



Director Lyne Charlebois will be available for Q&A after the screenings.

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