C'est pas moi, je le jure!

Director Philippe Falardeau / 2008 / Canada

<p><strong>Léon has a novel approach to conflict resolution: when his parents fight, he sets the house on fire.</strong></p>

<p>In the technicolour summer of 1968, ten-year-old Léon is raising hell in his own small corner of Québec. Theft, vandalism, random acts of arson and a series of self-inflicted, not-quite-deadly accidents all number among his petty crimes. Léon isn't malicious - just bored, and trying desperately to come to terms with his dysfunctional and fragmenting family.</p>

<p>Based on the popular novels of Bruno Hebert, <em>It's Not Me, I Swear! </em>is a quirky story - both funny and real - about grappling with the changes and complexities that come with growing up.</p>

<p>“It's about getting outside the family circle, about lying for the first time and getting away with it, about falling in love.” - filmmaker Philippe Falardeau</p>

<p><strong>MIFF Recommends:</strong> Age 12+. Mild violence and coarse language.</p>


D/S Philippe Falardeau P Luc Déry, Kim McCraw WS Films Distribution L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008</p>

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