The Sands

(Les sables)
Marie-Ève Juste


A group of friends retreat to a cottage for a weekend in the woods, and tensions rise when the presence of a newcomer — the black, much younger boyfriend of one of the group — elicits unthinking acts of deprecation. Director Marie-Ève Juste courageously addresses issues of social performance and the politics of difference.


  • Atlantic Film Festival - Halifax, Canada, 2015
  • 39th Sao Paolo Short Film Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2015
  • 21st L.A. Film festival - Los Angeles, USA, 2015
  • 33e Rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois - Montréal, Canada, 2015
  • 28e Festival International du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, 2014
  • 43e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2014
  • 38th Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2014
The Sands

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Director: Marie-Eve Juste

Script: Marie-Eve Juste
Cast: Charlotte Aubin, Adama Sidibé, Maxime LeFlaguais, Gabriel Brown and Alice Pascual
DOP: Ian Lagarde
Sound design: Olivier Calvert
Editing: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Art direction: Becca Blackwood
Costumes: Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette
Production: Voyelles Films
Producer: Menaïc Raoul and Gabrielle Tougas Fréchette


  • Original: French
  • Subtitles: English


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

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