Tu dors Nicole

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Tu dors Nicole
Tu dors Nicole POSTER.jpg
Film poster
Directed byStéphane Lafleur
Written byStéphane Lafleur
StarringJulianne Côté
Marc-André Grondin
CinematographySara Mishara
Release date
  • 20 May 2014 (2014-05-20) (Cannes)
Running time
93 minutes

Tu Dors Nicole (English: You're Sleeping Nicole) is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by Stéphane Lafleur. It was selected to be screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film had a limited release (in Montreal) on 22 August 2014, followed by a general Quebec theatrical release on 29 August 2014.[2] It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

The film was included in the list of "Canada's Top Ten" feature films of 2014, selected by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals organized by TIFF.[4][5]

The film stars Julianne Côté as Nicole, a young woman who is becoming increasingly disillusioned with her quiet small-town life over the course of a summer.


The film garnered six Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lafleur), Best Actress (Côté), Best Supporting Actor (Marc-André Grondin), Best Supporting Actress (Catherine St-Laurent) and Best Original Screenplay (Lafleur).[6]

Tu Dors Nicole had nine Jutra Award nominations (the second-most of any film for 2014),[7] winning for Best Sound (Sylvain Bellemare, Pierre Bertrand, and Bernard Gariépy Strobl) and Best Original Music (Rémi Nadeau-Aubin and Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux).[8]

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle named Tu Dors Nicole Best Canadian Film of 2014, and also honoured it for Best Actress in a Canadian Film (Côté) and Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film (Grondin).[9]

It has a Metacritic score of 79%.[10]

Released in the United States under the title Tu Dors Nicole,[11] the film garnered positive reviews in The New York Times[12] and other publications, for an average rating of 7.9/10 at Rotten Tomatoes.[13]

Home video[edit]

Kino Lorber has announced a Blu-ray and DVD of Tu Dors Nicole, to be released on 27 October 2015.[14]



  1. ^ "Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2014 lineup unveiled". Screendaily. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Tu dors Nicole". Cinoche.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "TIFF Adds 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Two Days, One Night,' Reveals 5 More Lineups". Indiewire. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. ^ "TIFF Tips Its Toque to the Best in Canadian Filmmaking: Cronenberg, Dolan, and Gunnarson Among Directors Recognized" (PDF) (Press release). TIFF. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ Linda Barnard (1 December 2014). "TIFF's Top Ten Film Festival: Spotlight on Canadian film". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Reynolds, Pattinson among film nominees at Canadian Screen Awards". Global News, 13 January 2015.
  7. ^ Éric Moreault (26 January 2015). "Jutra 2015: Xavier Dolan vole la vedette". La Presse. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ Anne Laguë (16 March 2015). "Xavier Dolan s'illustre avec Mommy". La Presse. La Presse Canadienne. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  9. ^ "15th Annual Award Winners" (Press release). Vancouver Film Critics Circle. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Tu Dors Nicole Reviews - Metacritic". metacritic.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  11. ^ Michael Nordine (21 June 2015). "The French-Canadian Teen Dreamers of 'Tu dors Nicole'". OZY.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  12. ^ Steven Holden (28 May 2015). "Review: In 'Tu Dors Nicole,' the Daughter Loafs While the Parents Are Away". New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  13. ^ "TU DORS NICOLE (2015)". Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Kino Lorber Releases Tu Dors Nicole on Blu-ray & DVD October 27th" (Press release). Kino Lorber. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.

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