Home Turf (CAN)

Official Selection

Home Turf is an unlikely sisterhood that forms in the beige-toned half-basement of a foster home for “problem” teenage girls in the year 2000. Soon after arriving from Africa, Sahara, a mixed-race 15-year-old, is driven by CPS to a foster home in the suburbs. At the house, run by “Auntie,” she finds four teenage girls who object to her presence and make her life miserable. But little by little Sahara makes friends with the girls, turning enemies into allies against the ostracism of those around them.

  • Best International Drama
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Lead Actor or Ensemble
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Production Design

Director & Writer: Mara Joly
Producers: Lou Bélanger, Rafael Perez, St Laurent TV, Sophie Samson
Cast: Sarah Cantin, Juliette Gariepy, Yulia Shupenia, Anne-Florence Lavigne, Angélique Cadieux, Claire Jacques
Cinematographer: Mara Joly
Editor: Alexandra Oakley
Composer: Maxime Fortin
Production Designer: Ludovic Dufresne
Sound Designer: Francis Gauthier
Supporting Cast: Marie-Charlotte Aubin