110 min, fiction, Québec, Canada, 2022
Directed byEmmanuel Tardif
Produced byEmmanuel Tardif and Léa Roy - Les Rapailleurs Inc.
Short descriptionA one-night stand plunges a family into chaos. After giving birth in the living room of an opulent suburban home, a young woman decides to head off in search of her child’s father. But can she prevent the family fabric from shredding and the walls from crumbling?

Film details


Bébé is born into a dying world. He opens his eyes in a family whose own eyes are closed. He cries out in a house where people stay shushed and sequestered. Bébé brings chaos. He is not loved.
Before she suffocates in this noxious atmosphere, young mother Hélène breaks away from the shredding family fabric, abandoning her parents, brother and child, all of whom smoulder slowly in their respective silos. She leaves behind the gloomy indoor swimming pool to embrace the immensity of the river, searching for her child’s father, a builder of better worlds.
A one-night-stand narrated in reverse, masterfully twisted, the better to bring out the blind spots . . . in broad daylight.


Script : Emmanuel Tardif

Cinematography : François Herquel

Art design : Geneviève Boiteau

Editing : Antoine Foley-Dupont

Sound design : François Lacasse

Sound mix : François Lacasse

Music : Julien Racine

Sound : Yecine Meliani

Cast : David Savard, Amaryllis Tremblay, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman, Elijah Patrice, Marianne Fortier, Jean-Simon Leduc


Emmanuel Tardif

Emmanuel Tardif approaches cinema as an abstract and revealing journey. Having extended his understanding of film production and direction at Concordia University, he pursued his work as a writer, director and editor on his first feature film, Speak Love, which took several years to write, prepare and finance. Since then, Emmanuel has co-founded the production company Les Rapailleurs, with which he wrote, directed and produced his second film, Heirdoms, distributed by Les Films du 3 Mars in 2021, as well as his third feature film, In Broad Daylight that will be release in 2023. Emmanuel also immersed himself in his passion for documentaries with The Walker, a portrait of an autistic man who writes his first short film and perform the main role.




In Broad Daylight (110 min, 2022)

Heirdoms (70 min, 2021)

The Walker (53 min, 2021)

Speak Love (80 min, 2019)