15 min, fiction, Québec, Canada, 2024
Directed byChloé Sirois
Produced byChloé Sirois
Short descriptionTrauma and fascination growing from the roots of our sexuality : pornography.

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Courts d'un soir — Montréal


Sunday, 07 April 2024

Film details


Following a traumatic event at her grandparents’ house, 10-year-old Rose embarks on an obsessive quest to see and understand the forbidden world of adults by herself.



Script : Chloé Sirois

Cinematography : François Herquel

Art direction : Alexandre Lechasseur

Editing : Antoine Foley-Dupont

Sound design : François Lacasse

Composer : Julien Racine

Producer : Laurence Wells

Cast : Laurence Ménard, Anaïs Lalande


Chloé Sirois

Chloé Sirois writes, directs, produces, and serves as artistic director for various film and television projects. She is interested in childhood trauma, borderline personality development, female sexuality and the sensitivity of the human experience. In 2019, she presents Take Me a documentary exploring the BDSM universe in its authenticity, at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal (FNC). In 2020, she directed Piece by Piece, a short fiction film recounting the decomposition of 10-year-old Cleo’s childhood in a metaphorical tale where a carnivorous plant she plays with feeds bugs and ends up feeding on her skin. The film was selected in several festivals, including the Fantasia Festival and the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC). At the age of 21, Chloé was awarded a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) to direct her short film Pornomania (2023). With audacity and sensitivity, she stages the trauma and fascination of a child through her brutal discovery of pornography.



PORNOMANIA, 15 min, fiction, 2024

PIECE BY PIECE, 14 min, fiction, 2021

THE SPECTACLE, 10 min, fiction, 2020

TAKE ME, 7 min, documentary, 2019

PORCELAIN HEART, 15 min, fiction, 2018