The Fireflies are Gone


The Main 2 Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9:30 PM
The Main 2 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La disparition des lucioles
Programs:World Cinema
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Seville International
Director:Sébastien Pilote
Producer:Bernadette Payeur
Marc Daigle
Cinematographer:Michel La Veaux
Screenwriter:Sébastien Pilote
Editor:Stéphane Lafleur
Composer:Philippe Brault
Principal Cast:Karelle Tremblay
Pierre-Luc Brillant
François Papineau
Luc Picard
Marie-France Marcotte


Not since Ellen Page astonished in Juno has a young Canadian acting talent crafted such a searing and original performance as does Karelle Tremblay in this emotionally effective drama. She's Léo, a restless, cynical, world-weary high school student -- certainly too smart and too rebellious for her small town. Léo rejects her mother's bourgeois lifestyle and actively despises her step-father, a smarmy, right-wing radio host. Meanwhile, she idolizes her father, a union leader who is rarely in town. Will a summer job at the baseball field and guitar lessons with shy older musician Steve ground her? Or will her wanderlust win out? Director-writer Pilote provides a fresh view of teenage angst and the possibility of exciting opportunities or things going horribly wrong. Winner, Best Canadian Feature Film, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Director Biography

Sébastien Pilote is was born in 1973 in Saint-Ambroise, Quebec. He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Director and Screenplay for his film The Dismantling (13). The Fireflies are Gone is his latest film.


"A satisfying, slightly mournful seriocomedy that's equal parts cynical,hopeful, and ambivalent." - Variety