Every week, two friends born 67 years apart share their life stories in the lounge of a retirement home. The younger one convinces the 107-year-old to join her on a road trip to the sea. 


Every week, Raquel, a 41 years old Brazilian immigrant, visits her friend of 107 years old Madeleine in her retirement home in Montreal and tries to convince her to get out of the house. The senior woman refuses: she has nothing else to do outside. Raquel doesn't give up and finds a way to bring Madeleine with her on a road trip to the sea. The result is a journey that plays with reality and fiction and brings a reflection on life, death and the certainty that there is always something to learn along the way.

Theme(s): , Portrait, Sociology


Director | , Raquel Sancinetti
Year | , 2023
Country | , Québec
Duration | 15 minutes
Original language | , French
Subtitles | , English
Sound | Sacha Ratcliffe
Sound design | Sacha Ratcliffe
Music | Sacha Ratcliffe
Editing | Raquel Sancinetti, Sharron Mirsky
Camera | Stéphanie-Anne Weber Biron



Raquel Sancinetti


Raquel is a Canadian-Brazilian filmmaker based in Montreal. With a background in film post-production, she earned a degree in Film Animation from Concordia University in 2013. Since then, she has been working on independent films. Her latest project, the animated documentary short film Madeleine (2023), has been selected in numerous festivals such as Hot Docs, Slamdance, and Regard, and has won 11 awards, including Best Documentary Short Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Uppsala Short Film Festival, making the film eligible for the Oscars race.


Regard • Hot Docs • Festival Les Percéides • OFF-COURTS Trouville • Thessaloniki ISFF



24 July 2024 at 20h45

Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent 

This film is included in screening Short film competition – Programme #3