The Sound of Trees

by François Péloquin


17 year-old Jérémie (Antoine L’Écuyer) dreams of a better life, away from the family sawmill and his native village in Gaspésie, Québec. Instead of the forestry work, Jérémie prefers hip hop music, pimping his car and slacking off with his friends. The situation despairs his father Régis (Roy Dupuis), who blames this disinterest on a local drug dealer. When the elder brother leaves town, the lives of Jérémie and Régis drastically change.

Filmed in around thirty scenes, The Sound of Trees chronicles the summer of a teenager caught between the river and the forest.


Canada – 2015 – 78 min – HD- 1:2.39 – 5.1 – French

written by

Sarah Lévesque & François Péloquin

original title

Le Bruit des Arbres – Distributed by K Films Amérique – Canada


produced by

Ziad Touma (Couzin Films)


Antoine l’Ecuyer 

Roy Dupuis

Willia Ferland- Tanguay

Rémi Goulet

Charles-Emile Lafleur


François Messier-Rheault – DOP

Simon Guilbault – Art Director

Martin Bourgault, Aube Foglia, Simon Sauvé – Editors

Sylvain Bellemare – Sound design

Music – Mimi Allard

Festivals & Awards

  • 50th Karlovy Vary 2015- Official Competition
  • Les Percéides FF, Canada – Prix Spécial du Jury
  • Haifa IFF- Panorama, Israel
  • Vancouver IFF, Canada- Emerging Canadian Director Award
  • Namur IFF – Official Competition
  • Sao Paulo IFF, Brazil – New Filmmaker’s Competition
  • Environement IFF, Paris
  • Seattle IFF – Official Competition


Press Quotes

THR -« one of the strongest entries in competition » ; « an impressive Canadian coming-of-age film » by Boyd van Hoeij

INDIEWIRE – «  An Unconpromising debut » by Tina Poglajen