Le Mirage


Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 8:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:15pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

The good news: Patrick has it all. The handsome manager of a mammoth sporting-goods store, he lives with beautiful wife Isabelle (Julie Perrault) and his children in a home that features all the newest luxuries, including a dream kitchen and a pool. And the bad news? Patrick has it all. The accoutrements of his plush life require plenty of money, and finding the necessary cash is becoming a challenge. With suppliers demanding payment and Isabelle on sick leave — and entirely indifferent to sex — Patrick (Louis Morissette) seeks escape from his burdens by turning to porn sites and fantasizing about his wife's best friend. Though still terrified to admit it, Patrick is slowly realizing that he has premium-painted himself into a designer corner. Refreshingly frank in its portrayal of sexual and familial confusion, “Le Mirage” is a wise, charming, and sometimes heartbreaking look at the folly of chasing dreams that someone else has conjured for you.

101 min.

Directed by

Ricardo Trogi

Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus