Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Worst Case, We Get Married
(Et au Pire, on se Mariera)


Year: 2017
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 91 minutes

Worst Case, We Get Married
Worst Case, We Get Married
Worst Case, We Get Married
Worst Case, We Get Married

Aicha sits in an interrogation room, giving filmed testimony regarding the serious crime she has become involved in. The story Aicha tells is one of abuse, rebellion, and a life made up of quickly conceived and conflicting lies. It is the gritty story of a manipulator, a self-made victim who feels rules are for fools and whatever you can get people to believe is the truth. It is a life out of control and heading quickly for tragedy. Aicha is 14 years old. WORST CASE, WE GET MARRIED is her life laid bare, sometimes truthfully and sometimes as she wants it perceived. With her mother working long hours to support her and her father absent, Aicha runs unrestrained through the world, charming and conning everyone. One day she meets Baz, a man twice her age who she instantly falls for. Here her story, and her life, truly begins to crumble. This is powerful and fearless cinema, exploring with compassion and taste the battles many adolescents face. (In French with subtitles) —C.R.

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Léa Pool

Léa Pool was born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland. At the age of 25, she immigrated to Canada and began studying communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Through her extensive and award-winning career, Pool has experimented with various media, including short films, documentaries, and television series. She currently teaches film at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Strass Café (1980), La femme de l'hôtel (1984), Anne Trister (1986), À corps perdu (1988), Hotel Chronicles (1990), La demoiselle sauvage (1991), Mouvements du désir (1994), Gabrielle Roy (1998), Set Me Free (1999), Lost and Delirious (2001), The Blue Butterfly (2004), Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008), La dernière fugue (2010), Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011), La passion d'Augustine (2015), WORST CASE, WE GET MARRIED (2017)

Lyse Lafontaine, François Tremblay, Elisa Garbar

Léa Pool, Sophie Bienvenu

Denis Jutzeler

Michel Arcand

Principal Cast
Sophie Nélisse, Karine Vanasse, Jean Simon Leduc, Isabelle Nélisse, Mehdi Djaâdi

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Film Sponsor

Government of Canada

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