Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

  • Won't Give Up
  • Won't Give Up


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):91
Premiere Status:SF-San Jose Bay Area Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Sara Montpetit
Félix-Antoine Bénard
Steve Laplante
Sophie Cadieux
Marie Brassard
Noémie O'Farrell
Director:Ariane Louis-Seize
Producer(s):Jeanne-Marie Poulain
Line Sander Egede
Screenwriter:Ariane Louis-Seize
Christine Doyon
Cinematography:Shawn Pavlin
Music By:Pierre-Philippe Côté
Editor:Stéphane Lafleur


Sasha is a teenage vampire - well, “teenage” is relative in their world - with an empathy problem. Unlike the rest of her clan, Sasha’s fangs don’t come out when she’s hungry or sensing fear; she needs to feel a personal connection to her prey. And then Sasha meets Paul, an actual teenager convinced he’ll never enjoy anything in life. She befriends him, introduces him to her world and its secrets, and he happily volunteers to be her next meal. Which would be great, except for the whole empathy thing.

Right from their pitch-perfect prologue, Louis-Seize and co-writer Christine Doyon place us in a heightened genre world that nods in the direction of stylists like Tim Burton and Wes Anderson - Sasha has definitely seen a few of their movies - but with its own distinctive heartbeat.

Preceded by the music video: Won’t Give Up

(see link below)

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