An Extraordinary Person

(Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire)
Monia Chokri


A 30-year-old scholar, intelligent and beautiful yet socially crippled, is forced to attend a bachelorette party where her quest for authenticity leads to an unavoidable confrontation with old acquaintances.


  • 23rd Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, 2014
  • 14th Nevada City Film Festival, Californie, 2014
  • 62nd Melbourne International Film Festival, Australie, 2014
  • 10th Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan, 2014
  • 26e Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Allemagne, 2014
  • 18e Regard sur le court métrage du Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2014
  • 32e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2014
  • 18th Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2014
  • 27th SXSW, Austin, Texas, 2014
  • 17th International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Suisse, 2013
  • 15th MECAL, International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, Espagne, 2013
  • 24th Stockholm Film Festival, Stockholm, Suède, 2013
  • 28e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2013
  • 27e Festival International du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, 2013
  • 10e Festival de courts métrages, Images en vues, îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2013
  • 42e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2013
  • 37th Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2013
  • 18th Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italie, 2013
  • 66e Festival del film Locarno, Locarno, Suisse, 2013
An Extraordinary Person

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Director: Monia Chokri

Script: Monia Chokri
Cast: Magalie Lepine-Blondeau, Anne Dorval, Sophie Cadieux, Emilie Bibeau, Evelyne Brochu, Anne-Elisabeth Bosse, Laurence Leboeuf, Marylin Castonguay and Emilie Gilbert
DOP: Josée Deshaies
Sound design: Sylvain Bellemare
Editing: Xavier Dolan
Art direction: Éric Barbeau
Costumes: Olivia Leblanc
Make-up, hairstyling: Maïna Militza
Original music: Frédéric Lambert and Clara Furey
Production: Metafilms
Producer: Nancy Grant


  • French
  • English subtitles


  • DCP, 1:85, 2K, 5.1 sound
  • .mov digital file, H264
Monia Chokri
Monia Chokri

Monia Chokri trained as an actress at the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Art. She began her career in theater and then shot Les Amours Imaginaires and Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan. While pursuing her career as an actress, she directed her first short film, Someone Extraordinary (2013), which won the Best International Short Award, Youth Jury at the 66th Locarno International Film Festival. She directed her first feature film, My Brother's Wife (2019), which won the Un Certain Regard jury's favorite award at Cannes. She is completing her second feature film, Babysitter (2022), selected in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival.

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