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Quebec, 2021

Production : Joris Cottin

Spanish, French


Award for Best Movie Tourner à Tout Prix! 2021 - REGARD : Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada

Films from REGARD


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Steeve Day has been suffering from ALS for 8 years and decides to call for assistance in dying. At the same time, visits to hospitals are suspended. Steeve then decides to rent a hotel room to spend his last days and receive his loved ones. This is the starting point of the film.

A word from Tënk

Expiration was a definitive favourite of the Festival REGARD team, who were proud to award the film the Shoot No Matter What! prize, which celebrates films produced without institutional financial support.


With this thoughtful and delicately edited documentary, filmmaker Joris Cottin captures the final days of Steeve Day after his decision to request medical assistance in dying. Expiration tells a challenging story of a polarizing ethical debate. Its creative use of subtitles serves to give a voice to someone who deserves to be heard with a great deal of courage and emotion.


Morgane Ferrero
Coordinator of programming for REGARD festival



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