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Hold on to your Hat!

Hold on to your Hat!


Sam lives with his mother in a Native community in the Abitibi region. His girlfriend, Migona - a student living in a community near Québec City - is a 10-hour-drive away. The young Native decides to visit his girlfriend. Along the way he meets Tania, a young Russian, and decides to accompany her in her flight across a terrain devoid of navigable roads…

This road movie was largely shot on site in the Anishnabe, Innu and Wendate communities of Quebec over the course of a 2,500 kilometre-long journey.

Original Title in French : Attache ta tuque!

Award, mentions & festivals

  • Festival Présence autochtone 2003 -Terres en vues- (Montreal, Canada)
  • Festival canadien à Jakarta 2003 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Imagine Native Film < Media Arts Festival 2003 (Toronto, Canada)
  • ReelWorld int'l Film Festival 2004 (Toronto, Canada)
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2004 (Montréal, Canada)
  • 35th International Film Festival of India 2004 (Goa, India)
  • 3rd International Film Festival of Pune 2005 (Pune, India)
  • Shanghai Int'l Film Festival 2005 (Shanghai, China)
  • Festival des 3 Amériques 2008 (Québec, Canada)

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Price 35.00$



Length minutes
VersionsFrançais, Français sous-titré anglais
DirectorDenis Boivin
ActorsWally Cheezo, Ioulia Volkova, Brenda Papatie, Serik Medetbekov, Alexandre Goriatchkine
ProducerDenis Boivin
ScreenplayDenis Boivin, Anastasia Bourlakova
EditorIsabelle Levesque
D.PJean-François Denis, Alain Dupras
SoundJean-François Linteau
MusicDaniel Bernatchez
ProductionLes Productions Dionysos en collaboration avec K8e K8e
Genre Fiction, road movie

Financial contributions

Tax credit programs, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Locations Michel Trudel, Super Écran, APTN, Radio Nord.
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