84 minutes – Drama
Release date: TBA
Sara Leblanc, a young woman from Roberval, Québec, works at her mother’s pet supplies store in Montreal where she is constantly teased about David, a young accountant who seems to have his eye on her. But Sara has other things on her mind. Now, after numerous postponements, she is finally going spend a fishing weekend back with her dad in Lac-St-Jean. That’s when the phone rings at the pet shop; her dad’s cancer took a sudden turn for the worse and he died in a Roberval hospital. Furious at her mom, Sara rushes back to Roberval. She is determined to go fishing in his memory. That’s when Sara runs into an old elementary school classmate, Dan, a surly young man who works with his brother at their father’s fishing lodge. Sara remembers Dan, but the memories aren’t pleasant: he was always mocking her braces. People change, he tells her. Yes, she replies, though not always for the better. But, in this case they have. A romance is kindled. A perilous adventure, too. There are poachers at the lodge and they play for keeps.
La fille du Martin, which was made on a budget of just $300,000, screened in the First Films World Competition at the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival.