The american film director Mehran Torgoley is preparing to revisit the true story of Aurore, the martyred child. The result, a drama horror called The curse of Aurore Gagnon will be presented in Montreal in a few days.
Developed – and turned – the biggest secrets in the title Paerish, The curse of Aurore Gagnon is set in the present day, 100 years after the death of the one known as the martyred child.
A USB stick found in the dark corners of the web will grow a team of american filmmakers to put the course on the Québec, to discover the underside of history who have shaken the province 100 years ago. But what was supposed to be a simple research trip will quickly turn out to be a disaster during a session trying to contact the spirit of the young girl died.
The trailer, unveiled earlier this week, suggests strong links of kinship with the Blair Project and paranormal Activity have stock in recent decades.
Shot in Fortierville
The story of The curse of Aurore Gagnon is told in the form of records found (or found footage, in the parlance of the medium), either using images frantic and nervous. They were shot in the Centre-du-Québec, in Fortierville, where the tragic events took place in 1920.
This is the first feature film by Mehran Torgoley, whose most recent short film, Committed, was awarded in several festivals in 2014.
The story of Aurore Gagnon has been worn twice on screen, first by Jean-Yves Bigras, 1952, and then in 2005 by Luc Dionne.
The curse of Aurore Gagnon will be presented on 24 July.