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Simon (Théodore Pellerin) is a rising star in Montreal’s drag scene performing lively disco pop numbers weekly at his local club. Friendly with his fellow drag queens and supported by his sister, who delights in designing increasingly elaborate and beautiful costumes for his act, Simon vibrates with the passion of his adopted artistic community. When he meets Oliver (Félix Maritaud), the alluring new recruit at the club, their irresistible chemistry sparks an electric romance and a fulfilling creative collaboration. Their dynamic is mesmerizing and tender until Oliver’s dominant instincts and destructive behavior jeopardize Simon’s space in the spotlight. Simon has plenty of experience with tempestuous personalities – his mother, a bona fide opera diva, is back in his life after years on the road – but can he get out from under the shadow of their influence? Beautifully charting the highs and lows of falling in love and finding oneself in one’s art, writer and director Sophie Dupuis’s SOLO is a passionate feat of character-driven storytelling and visual extravagance, celebrating the drag world in all its splendor and heartache.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals


Best Canadian Feature Film

Toronto International Film Festival 2023

"A dexterous film that combines bold images with the quiet beat of a heart torn asunder two ways."

Peter Howell

Toronto Star

"Showing equal care for both the dazzling drag performances and the more delicate moments in the film, Dupuis delivers a beautiful reflection of the human spirit."

Candice Frederick

Huffington Post

"A radiant and intimate story of queer life”

Barry Levitt


“While Solo situates Simon’s growth within a clearly defined chosen family, the film ultimately hinges on Pellerin’s performance. It’s a lively star-is-born turn in which one sees an actor fully come into his own.”

Pat Mullen

Xtra Magazine

Cast & Crew
  • Simon : Théodore Pellerin
  • Olivier : Félix Maritaud
  • Maude : Alice Moreault
  • Claire : Anne-Marie Cadieux
  • Édouard : Vlad Alexis
  • Frida : Jean Marchand
  • Guillaume : Tommy Joubert
  • Director : Sophie Dupuis
  • Writer : Sophie Dupuis
  • Producer : Etienne Hansez
  • Cinematography by : Mathieu Laverdière
  • Editing by : Marie-Pier Dupuis, Dominique Fortin, Maxim Rheault
  • Production Design by : Elise de Blois
  • Costume Design by : Cédric Quenneville
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2023
  • Country : Canada
  • Language : French with English subtitles
  • Running Time : 101 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : Scope
  • Projection Format : 2K DCP
  • Rating : NR
  • Genre : Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+
Theatrical Engagements
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New York