An offering of five films from up and coming Quebec filmmakers contributes to an eclectic mix for cinemagoers, from animated graphic art to purely musical explorations. Anata O Korosu (Gagné and Roy) is a love-soaked portrayal of his subject, the beautiful yet unpredictable Anata, performed in Catalan and Japanese.
Demoni (Ushev) is a music clip of traditional folk, with quirky animation. Forgive and Forget (Truong) is a touching rendering of a breakup, while in Ina Litovski (Barbeau-Lavalette and Turpin) we see the tragedy of a child’s loneliness in an abusive family. Parting of the Ways (Dupuis) is a unsettling take on an illicit romance, while Requiem for Romance (Ng) is a genre-busting, anachronistic pictorial dream, juxtaposed between the visual world of cartoon and the contemporary.
A breakthrough charmer is the clown-like Herd Leader (Duranceau, Courchesne & Fréchette), which tells the darkly comic story of a mischievous dog and his morose owner. Everything is All Right (Aubert) is a chilling moving work, provoking more questions than it answers, and is the stand out piece from the set, staying with you well beyond its short 5 minute duration. It is a wonderful selection of films with such a wide scope they give a unique and provocative evening of cinema.
Philippe David Gagné/Jean-Marc E. Roy / 2012 / 6mins
Theodore Ushev / 2012 / 4mins
Anh Minh Truong / 2012 / 6mins
Sophie Dupuis / 2012 / 24mins
Jonathan Ng / 2012 / 7mins
Robin Aubert / 5mins