Red Rooms

Les Chambres Rouges

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

The Canadian response to the courtroom dramas that defined recent European cinema (notably Saint Omer and the last Palme d'Or winner The Anatomy of a Fall) is a journey to the secret chambers of perversion and to our intimate bonds with all sorts of obscure networks while taking the form of a chilling thriller that explores the relationship between the pursuit of truth and the search for identity, which can only lead to the deepest of abysses. From the very first minute, a tense, almost erotic atmosphere is constructed using the simplest of materials as the film follows a juror in the trial of a famous artist accused of three femicides. Resembling an angel of death with a riveting presence or a contemporary Themis ensnared in the dark web, the protagonist, working as a model, undergoes a series of transformations and shifts in perspective. She senses an inherent drive to uncover the truth but gradually descends into a state of paranoia within a maze of mirages that spans multiple media platforms. Admiration and desire transform into a display of brutality within a unique cinematic universe, leaving an indelible (red, urgent) imprint.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Pascal Plante
Script: Pascal Plante
Cinematography: Vincent Biron
Editing: Jonah Malak
Sound: Martyne Morin, Olivier Calvert, Stéphane Bergeron
Music: Dominique Plante
Actors: Juliette Gariépy, Laurie Babin, Elisabeth Locas, Natalie Tannous, Pierre Chagnon, Guy Thauvette, Maxwell McCabe Lokos
Production: Nemesis Films
Producers: Dominique Dussault
Costumes: Renée Sawtell
Production Design: Laura Nhem
Executive producer: Tim Ringuette
Make Up: Marie Salvado
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Canada
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 118'
Contact: h264 distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Cheval Noir Outstanding Performance, Cheval Noir Best Screenplay, Sandro Forte Award Best Motion Picture Score, Winner Cheval Noir Best Film – Fantasia Film Festival (2023)

Pascal Plante

Pascal Plante is a Montreal-based filmmaker. His narrative feature Nadia, Butterfly has been included in the official selection of the 73rd edition of Cannes Film Festival in 2020. After his graduation from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Pascal co-founded the production company Nemesis Films, with which he directed numerous short films including Blast Beat (Slamdance 2019), Blue-Eyed Blonde (Best Canadian Short Film, VIFF 2015), and Nonna (Slamdance 2017).


2011 Je suis un château de sable qui attend la mer (short)
2015 Blonde aux yeux bleus (short)
2016 Nonna (short)
2017 Les Faux tatouages
2018 Blast Beat (short)
2020 Nadia, Butterfly
2023 Red Rooms