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Red Rooms

French, English Subtitles


This newest film from Pascal Plante (previously at the festival in 2020 with Nadia, Butterfly) premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this year, and later played at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, where it was awarded multiple prizes. Pascal Plante is a filmmaker who thrives on subverting expectations. Nadia Butterfly was a sport movie about what happens to athletes once their event is over. In Red Rooms, he takes the serial killer mystery and turns it on its head by putting the focus not on the killer, or on the detectives, but on average people who are maybe just a little bit too interested in the case.

True crime is an odd phenomenon. Fans of true crime become obsessed with cases, learning every detail about the crime, the victims, and the killer. Now, violent crimes have transformed into entertainment, as any murder spree is sure to one day make its way onto our Netflix front page, to be binge watched in the bathtub with a cup of tea. Some fans of true crime go a step further than this, finding sympathy, or at times adoration for the killer. Red Rooms focuses its attention on the “groupies” of a gruesome murder trial, finding a completely unique take on the crime genre. Pascal Plante’s film feels like a fresh take on films and TV shows like Mindhunter or Se7en, and features all of the thrills and chills that one might expect from those works.”


DIRECTOR(S)Pascal Plante
PRODUCER(S)Dominique Dussault
CASTJuliette Gariépy, Laurie Babin, Elisabeth Locas


RUN TIME: 118 Minutes