Alphée of the Stars
Alphée has a rare genetic disorder that hampers her development. Yet she
continues to defy medical expectations. When her parents intuitively reject
the idea of placing her in a specialized classroom, they move their family to
Europe for a year. Here, her father – filmmaker Hugo Latulippe – focuses on
his fairy-like daughter's learning, in hopes of eventually integrating her
into a regular classroom.
This film is a moving declaration of love from a father to his daughter. It is also the story of a gamble: stealing away for a year in order to try and change the course of events.
An intimate and revealing portrait, Alphée of the Stars puts the spotlight on a most unusual girl. With patience and tenderness, Latulippe – who believes in schools that embrace the diversity of humanity and do not discriminate – challenges our assumptions and reveals an unknown world that may have escaped us in our daily rush.
2012, 82 min 33 s
Also available in French
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Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature Documentary
April 25 to May 5 2013, Toronto - Canada
Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire
April 19 to 26 2013, Nyon - Switzerland
Vues sur mer
April 11 to 13 2013, Gaspé - Canada
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