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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Pays
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Competition: Emerging Filmmaker
Women and Film
Women Directors
Women Directors
National Canadian Film Day
Best of Fest
Release Year:2016
Runtime:98 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Indie Sales
Director:Chloé Robichaud
Producer:Fanny-Laure Malo
Pierre Even
Marie-Claude Poulin
Barbara Doran
Cinematographer:Jessica Lee Gagné
Screenwriter:Chloé Robichaud
Editor:Michel Arcand
Composer:Simon Bertrand
Principal Cast:Macha Grenon
Emily VanCamp
Nathalie Doummar
Filmography:Sarah Prefers to Run ('13)


Quebecois director Chloé Robichaud directs this satire about three very different women who meet to hammer out a deal over the natural resources on Besco, a fictional Coastal Atlantic island. Félixe is a 25-year-old federal deputy, Danielle is the forty-something president of the island, and Emily is a top-notch mediator who is in her 30s. Despite their expertise, the women face chauvinist condescension, petty macho in-fighting, and constant reminders of their neglected personal lives.

Robichaud directs her excellent cast in a spirited insight into the gendering of professional ambition and determination, and the sacrifices that come into play for those who dare challenge the unjust status quo. “… [A] somewhat dry yet killer satire… Robichaud has an extraordinary feel for her characters as well as professional and personal duality, catching every minor gesture or phrase that might change the mood or the tenor of a conversation.” —

Director’s Biography

Chloé Robichaud: Born in 1988 in Quebec City, Chloé Robichaud was educated at Concordia University in Montreal and the Institut national de l’image et du son. Her debut feature, Sarah Prefers to Run was an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. She has written and directed ten acclaimed short films. Boundaries is her second feature film.

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