22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

A Shit Day

Canada, 2023: 91 minutes: Calgary Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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Drowning under the abuses of her narcissist ex-husband and condescending boss at the lottery company where she works, a single young mother is having an absurdly shit day.

On the brink of a mental breakdown, Maude is sent to the middle of nowhere Quebec to interview a strange hermit who just won the jackpot. Dealing with an uncooperative man that does not want to speak about his recent winnings, a boss that won't take no for an answer, an angsty teenage son who is tagging along for the drive, and a relentless ex is all just too much. When she accidentally rams her car into a tree, Maude is pushed over the edge in a spectacular fashion, trigging a series of events that there's no turning back from. The French-Canadian dark comedy is the feature directorial debut of CUFF alum Kevin T. Landry (NIGHT CROSSER, winner of the CUFF 2018 Best Canadian Short Award).

Rendez-Vous Quebec Cinema 2023
Edmonton International Film Festival 2023
São Paulo International Film Festival 2023

Kevin T. Landry is a writer, director, and editor based in Montreal interested in the absurdity of life and the fine line separating reality and the imaginary. He now has directed more than 15 shorts that have screened around the world and received many awards, including NIGHT CROSSER, which won the Best Canadian Short Award at CUFF 2018. A SHIT DAY, which he also wrote and edited, is his first feature.

press for A Shit Day

"A fabulous cast plays these dynamic characters flawlessly and the cinematography is a visual treat that delivers a polished piece of French Provincial noir."
- Edmonton Journal
"This refreshing proposition from Kevin T. Landry, infused with black humour, undoubtedly has its place in the current cinematic landscape."
- La Presse


Narrative / Thriller / Suspense / Dark Comedy / First Feature

French | English Subtitles
91 minutes


Kevin T. Landry

Macha Houssart
Kélyna N. Lauzier

Kevin T. Landry

Simon Lamarre-Ledoux

Louka Amadeo Bélanger-Léos
Valérie Blais
Réal Bossé
Isabelle Giroux
Eve Ringuette

Eloi Ragot



Best Dramatic Feature, Edmonton International Film Festival 2023
Best Actress Eve Ringuette, Fantasporto International Fantasy Film 2024