Éléonore Loiselle and Antoine Pilon in a series on the Chantal Daigle affair

Co-written by Daniel Thibault and Isabelle Pelletier – tandem to whom we owe the series Boomerang, The perfect life and watchtower –, this Bell Media production will be directed by the co-founding team of ALSO productions, Sophie Lorain and Alexis Durand-Brault. He directs the episodes.

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada

Disobey will tell the tumultuous relationship between Chantal Daigle, a 21-year-old young woman, and Jean-Guy Tremblay, a mechanic who turns out to be manipulative and aggressive. When she becomes pregnant, Chantal decides to leave her boyfriend and have an abortion.

Chantal Daigle during an interview with Radio-Canada, July 17, 1989

Photo: Radio-Canada / Archives

But Jean-Guy Tremblay opposes the choice of his ex. In July 1989, he obtained from a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec a provisional injunction prohibiting Chantal Daigle from having an abortion, although termination of pregnancy had been decriminalized a year earlier in the country.

This decision will lead to a complex legal process that will ultimately result in the judgment Tremblay c. Daiglea historic precedent in which the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that the fetus does not have the legal status of a person.

A young actress on the rise

Éléonore Loiselle became known to the general public in the success The Goddess of Fireflies, by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, a dramatic film about adolescence in which she played a friend of the protagonist. Her performance earned her an Iris nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2021.

In the same year, she was crowned Best Actress at the prestigious International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, for her work in the psychological drama wars, by Nicolas Roy. We will see her shortly in Charlotte Le Bon’s first feature film, Falcon Lakewhich hits theaters on October 14.

A serious-looking man.  He is in a car.

Antoine Pilon in the series “For you Flora”.

Photo: Nish Media / Eva-Maude TC

Antoine Pilon, for his part, recently played one of his most substantial roles on the small screen, in the series wildlife handbook, broadcast this winter. Last year, he took part in Xavier Dolan’s first television production, The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up. This was the actor’s second collaboration with the star filmmaker, after Matthias and Maxime.

In Disobey: Chantal Daigle’s choiceÉléonore Loiselle and Antoine Pilon will notably be surrounded by Rachel Graton, Émilie Bibeau, Jean-François Pichette, Patrick Hivon, Alex Bisping, Simon Boudreault and Juliette Gosselin.

The miniseries will premiere on Crave in the spring of 2023.

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