Skip to main content

Justine' Film

Canada, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Jeanne Crépeau

The bitter-sweet pangs of unrequited love are deftly and delicately suggested in French Canadian's Jeanne Crepéau's film. A refreshing wry tale of a modern girl with a timeless problem. Our heroine sets out on a quest to "cure" herself of passions felt for Justine, a chum, who just wants a girlfriendship without the fire of desire. Original and funny, but at the same time moving and sincere.(PK)

See also...

A Laughing Matter

Set in the West Indies with an all-Jamaican cast, an offbeat and hilarious fairy tale about an unhappy middle class "princess" and how she is made to laugh again. ... An exceptionally endearing ... More »

Touch My Lips

Jim Garrard's "Touch My Lips", offers an internationally ludicrous take on obsessions. A woman who once kissed Elvis Presley finds he has ruined her taste for other men, except Elvis imitators (see ... More »

The Man That Got Away

A musical about the filmmaker's great-uncle Jimmy, one-time friend of Judy Garland. Clever, emotional, funny and melancholic. Award winner at the 2012 Berlinale. ... D/S Trevor Anderson P Katie ... More »

The End Room

Based on the story by Franz Kafka. An old man waits in a room while somebody repeatedly attempts to enter. Eventually, the door is forced open and a young man enters. The old man is resigned. He ... More »

Without Rockets

Slapstick pathos and off-cut laughs abound in this crackling tale of a man and his pig. The caretaker of a derelict rocket range spends his days playing the spoons and poker (or should that be ... More »

The Pensioner

A modern day Aseop fable via Edward Lear col­lides with Tarantino! ... From the novella by Boris Vian, this heart warming tale of innocent schoolboy antics is shattered by a bolt of not so ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director