Stay, I Don't Want to Be Alone

(Reste, je ne veux pas être toute seule)
Gabriel Savignac


A young woman with an intellectual disability, Hélène relies on her close friendship with a co-worker at a pastry factory. When her friend leaves to take another job, the impact is all too clear in this sometimes heartbreaking but deeply humane story about our need for connection regardless of ability.


  • TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2017
  • FICFA - Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada, 2017
  • RVQC - Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • Gala Prends Ça court, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • Longue vue sur le court, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • Festival du film de Séverin, Canada, 2018
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen-Stuttgart, Germany, 2018
Stay, I Don't Want to Be Alone

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Director: Gabriel Savignac

Script: Gabriel Savignac

Cast: Marie-Eve Lachance, Rebecca Vachon, Sarah DesJeunes, Frederic-Antoine Guimond

DOP: Antoine Benhini

Sound design: Charles Gratton and Pascal Plante

Editing: Gabriel Savignac

Art direction: Liliane Lapointe

Costumes: Guillaume Laflamme

Music: Kroy

Production: Jérémie Boucher, Gabriel Savignac (The Real Boys)

Original: French
Subtitles: English

2:35, stereo
DCP, Pro Res

Gabriel Savignac
Gabriel Savignac

In life, Gabriel makes movies, chews bubble gum and drinks lots of coffee. He graduated from Concordia University in Film Production and from the University of Quebec in Montreal in Communication. In his films, Gabriel highlights human vulnerability with disarming sensitivity. His new movie Rest, I Don't Want to Be Alone is a testament to the unconscious importance we can have in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It presents the latter film in the official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. At 26, he is a newcomer who is already playing in the big leagues.

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