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Gamma rays

Henry Bernadet

Canada | V.O. French | 2023 | 99 min | DCP | color | Fiction | North America Premiere

There's Abdel, whose quiet life is turned upside down by the arrival of his extrovert cousin, whom he takes in for the summer; Fatima, who longs for a more stable existence and is trying to get away from her bad company; Toussaint, who goes fishing and finds a bottle washed up with a message inside.Then there's Naïma, Maya, Ayoub and the others.There's a remote-controlled car, a pastel castle lining the freeway, electric cicadas, a monolith and very powerful rays. A blend of fiction and documentary, Les Rayons Gamma is a comedy-drama filmed with young people from Montreal's Saint-Michel district.

Director Henry Bernadet
Music Mathieu Charbonneau, Simon Trottier, Maxime Veilleux
Cinematographer Philémon Crête, Nathan B Foisy, Philippe St-Gelais
Screenplay Henry Bernadet, Isabelle Brouillette, Nicolas Krief
Cast Océane Garçon-Gravel, Yassine Jabrane, Chris Kanyembuga, Hani Laroum, Chaimaa Zinedine
Production Coop Vidéo de Montréal
Distribution Les Films Opale


Henry Bernadet

Henry Bernadet holds a bachelor's degree in cinema from Concordia University, and has directed a dozen short films.He also works as a director on comedy series and documentaries.À l'ouest de Pluton, his first feature film, was selected for over 80 festivals worldwide.Several years after its release, it is still considered by many critics and cinephiles as a landmark work of independent Canadian cinema.