Directed by: Bruce La Bruce
Production: Nicolas Comeau, Paul Scherzer
Cast: Alexandra Petrachuk, Félix-Antoine Duval, Tania Kontoyanni
Canada: 2020, 101 minutes, English and French with Hebrew subtitles
Venice 2020 – Graffetta d’Oro Award for Best Picture
Sitges, Catalonia 2020 – Nominated for Best Picture
Busan, South Korea 2020
In association with the Embassy of Canada
Location: Canada, Quebec Province, year: 1972. The 22-year-old Dominic has a fetish… himself. Nothing turns him on more than his own reflection and he spends most of his time with his own Polaroid shots. When his grandmother dies, he discovers a family secret that was hidden from him: his mother did not die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, who grew up in a convent against his will.
Dominic, in leather clothes, embarks on a a motorcycle journey to meet, for the first time, his mother Beatrice and reveal the secret that made her disappear and leave him behind. He will also find his, completely identical to him, twin brother. Soon the three will get entangled in a strange web of sex, revenge and redemption.
A new film by Bruce La Bruce, the most outrageous queer director from the early 90’s to the present day, is a loving tribute to the B-Movies of the late 60’s and 70’s. “Saint-Narcisse” is a wild and kitschy journey, loaded with funny, sexy and suspenseful moments, that is also thought provoking. This is perhaps Bruce La Bruce’s most accessible film, an optimistic work about a particularly alternative family.
For 18+ due to sexual content.