A Pact Among Angels


French Title: Le Pacte des anges
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Richard Angers
Cast: Emile Schneider, Marc Messier, Lenni-Kim Lalande
Distributor: Axia Films, Les Films des Années Lumière
Length: 96 min
Country: Canada
Release: US Premiere

Saturday, April 1 at 3:30pm (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
Sunday, April 2 at 7:05pm (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT) 

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Adrien (Marc Messier), a solitary, middle-aged man, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is kidnapped by two brothers age 14 (Lenni-Kim Lalande) and 18 (Emile Schneider) who have gotten themselves in big trouble. This starts the bizarre trio on a crazy journey that reveals each person’s true character. Linked by a common destiny, these three fragile individuals must overcome their prejudices and work together to survive.

FOCUS ON: Director’s Note
“This film started as a desire to take two generations that are out of touch and put them in close contact. Grounded in Québec’s majestic natural beauty, it’s a road movie that throws two young fugitives together with an old man, in a situation that leaves all of them tense, volatile, and exposed.

To find characters that felt true, I went deep into my own memories and personal experience. Adrien, a labourer who spends most of his time

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planning his next hunting trip, is inspired by my father and uncles—men close to the soil, born at a time when men weren’t very present for their children and rarely showed their emotions. When he finds himself in close quarters with the two boys, Adrien is confronted by parts of his own buried past and the need to mourn his own son.

For the two younger characters, Cedric and William, I drew heavily on my time working in a home for troubled youth. The two brothers have the combined characteristics of many of those I met— young people struggling for survival. The younger brother is still in that space between childhood and adolescence, while the older has been forced by circumstances to grow up much too fast.”