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Exile To The Wild West 2017

Exil au Far West

Canada, Iqaluit…

On an island of rocks, not far from the Arctic Circle, they arrived with the same impulse: leaving to start over. The Great North was at first a way out, then soon became a place that was hard to quit. Here, their existence lies fallow. Here, we do our time.

No matter what their lives were like before, they are now taxi drivers in this isolated Arctic town. Alone at the wheel of their car, they literally drive in circles, day and night. A perpetual Tetris on what is called the “ring road”: an asphalt loop of about ten kilometers. Even though the hours of work are long and redundant, they have plenty of time to think about the life that awaits them in the South.

Exile to the Wild West weaves a tale of loneliness and hope against a polar cold backdrop.

In competition | Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone in Vancouver, Canada

In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada

In competition | Sherbrooke Cinema Festival (FCMS), Canada

Blaise-Pascal University Prize | Traces de Vie, France (2018)

Sophie Fortier
Sophie Fortier

Producer Yanick Létourneau / Philip Kalin-Hajdu


Claude Aubé
Patrick Lamarche
Ramy Najim
Michel Verrelli
Chaïd Zeidan

Distribution & sales

Distribution Canada Spirafilms
Sales SRC, RDI
International Sales Spirafilms
Diffusers SRC, RDI

Technical Credits

Director of Photography Donat Chabot
Film Editing Aube Foglia / Catherine Legault
Score Christ
Sound Recording Sophie Fortier
Sound Design Patrice Leblanc
Sound Mixing Luc Bouchard

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