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Mars et Avril

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90 minutes – Sci-fi
Language: French
Release date: October 12, 2012
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm

Mars et Avril is set in the future in Montréal and based on the original graphic novels of screenwriter and director Martin Villenueve. Humanity is ready to move to Mars, but not everyone is ready to go. Jacob Obus, a charismatic and beloved septuagenarian, leader of the anti-cybernetic movement, takes pride in slowing down time. He plays captivating music on instruments inspired by women`s bodies and designed by his friend, Arthur. It’s when Jacob and Arthur are smitten by Avril, a young and short-winded photographer, that the true nature of the old sex symbol is revealed. After making love for the first time in his life, Jacob is ready to leave for Mars in search of his muse. In the midst of everything arrives Eugène Spaak, inventor, cosmologist and Arthur’s father, who maintains that Mars is only a chimera.

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Benoit Beaulieu
Anne-Marie Gélinas
Martin Villeneuve

Executive Producer:

Lynda Beaulieu
Pierre Evan
Marie-Cluade Poulin


Martin Villeneuve


Martin Villeneuve


Benoit Beaulieu


Mathieu Demers


Benoit Charest

Production Designer:

François Schuiten

Art Director:

Patrick Sioui
Martin Tessier
Elisabeth Williams

Costume Designer:

Marianne Carter

Cast: Roles:

Caroline Dhavernas
Jacques Languirand
Paul Ahmarani
Robert Lepage
Jean Asselin
Stéphane Demers
Jean Marchand
Kathleen Fortin
Marcel Sabourin
André Montmorency
Gabriel Gascon
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Pierre Leblanc
Richard Robitaille
Khanh Hua
Denis Gravereaux
Charles Papasoff

Jacob Obus
The head of Eugène Spaak
The body of Eugène Spaak
Bernard Brel
Arthur’s Model
Marsonaute no. 1
Marsonaute no. 2
Marsonaute no. 3
Automated Server
Cosmologue no. 1
Cosmologue no. 2