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Alphée of the Stars

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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

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Best Foreign Documentary- ex aequo with The Waltz
American Documentary Film Festival
March 27 to 31 2014, Palm Springs - USA

Special Mention
International Film Festival
November 13 to 16 2013, Los Cabos - Mexico

Best Work of the Welfare Education Category
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
October 17 to 24 2013, Tokyo - Japan

Prix du public du meilleur documentaire
Festival international du film francophone
September 27 to October 4 2013, Namur - Belgium

Best Documentary: Nature and Sciences
Prix Gémeaux
September 1 2013, Montréal - Canada

Best Sound: Magazine, Public Affairs, Documentaries All Categories
Prix Gémeaux
September 1 2013, Montréal - Canada

Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature Documentary
Hot Docs
April 25 to May 5 2013, Toronto - Canada

Audience Award
Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire
April 19 to 26 2013, Nyon - Switzerland

Grand prix
Vues sur mer
April 11 to 13 2013, Gaspé - Canada

Prix Ville de Baie-Comeau pour le coup de cœur du public
Cinoche- Festival du film international
January 18 to 27 2013, Baie-Comeau - Canada

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