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French Enough

Assez French
Alexis Normand
2022 | 18 min
Bilingual, English and French

Awards and Festivals

  • Winner: Meilleur film franco-canadienRendez-vous Québec Cinéma (2023)

  • Official SelectionCinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada (2022)

  • Official SelectionCinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Louisiana, United States (2023)


Long Synopsis




Two generations of the Normand family pose for a photo outside their cabin in Wakaw Lake, Saskatchewan.

Sandy and Bernard Normand canoeing on Wakaw Lake.

Director Alexis Normand with her parents, Sandy and Bernard, as well as her sister Elise, at the family’s gathering place in Wakaw Lake, Saskatchewan.

Director Alexis Normand in the short documentary French Enough, her first film for the National Film Board of Canada.

Director Alexis Normand’s nieces, Monique and Brielle Van Ham, enjoying summertime and watermelon.

Director Alexis Normand with her sister Elise and their nieces having fun in the sand at Wakaw Lake.


Alexis Normand
Writer, Director

Photo : Nicole Romanoff

Chehala Leonard
Producer (NFB)

Photo : William Lau

Jon Montes
Producer (NFB)

Photo : Janine Kropla

David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB


With the participation of / Avec la participation de
Bernard Normand
Sandy Normand
Alexis Normand
Elise Normand
Melissa Van Ham
Craig Van Ham
Monique Van Ham
Brielle Van Ham
Masson Normand
Carly Normand
Natalie Normand
Lucie Normand

Written and Directed by / Écrit et réalisé par
Alexis Normand

Producers / Producteurs
Jon Montes
Chehala Leonard

Executive Producer / Producteur exécutif
David Christensen

Director of Photography / Directeur de la photographie
Sergio Olivares

Editor / Montage
Pauline Decroix

Music by / Musique
Alexis Normand

Sound Design / Conception sonore
Johnny Blerot

Consulting Director / Réalisatrice consultante
Marie-France Guerrette

Sound Recordist / Enregistrement
Tracy Westgard

Second Camera Operator / 2e opérateur de caméra
Steve Kent

Stills Photographer / Photographe de plateau
Nicole Romanoff

Consultant in Development / Consultante au développement
Danielle Sturk

Thank You / Nous remercions
Sol Bergren
Denis McCready
Christine Aubé
​​Andrew Strang

Production Supervisor / Supervision de la production
Esther Viragh

Technical Coordinators / Coordonnateurs techniques
Luc Binette
Albert Kurian

Assistant Editor / Assistante au montage
Janet Savill

Translation and Subtitles / Traduction et sous-titres
Claude Dionne

Title Design / Conception du titre
Mélanie Bouchard

Online Edit / Montage en ligne
Jason Ludwig
Studio Post

Mix / Mixage
Johnny Blerot

Studio Operations Manager / Gestionnaire des opérations du studio
Darin Clausen

Studio Administrators / Administratrices du studio
Bree Beach
Devon Supeene

Production Coordinators / Coordonnatrices de la production
Jessica Smith
Janet Kwan

Legal Counsel / Conseiller juridique
Christian Pitchen

Marketing Manager / Mise en marché
Kelly Fox

Marketing Coordinator / Coordonnatrice à la mise en marché
Jolène Lessard

Publicist / Relationniste
Katja De Bock

French Enough
Assez French


Produced by the National Film Board of Canada / Une production de l’Office national du film du Canada

© 2022

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