Broken Face

Broken Face

Directed by Alain Fournier

Genre Animation
Country Quebec
Year 2014
Length 16 min 30 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles, Original English Version

Synopsis

Loik, a disfigured sailor, is posted to a remote lighthouse with Morlaix, a tyrannical head keeper. But soon, the two men find themselves besieged by a strange storm.

Themes


Biography

Alain Fournier is particularly interested with the supernatural drama genre, in which the atmospheres are always a strong feature. His first short film Of Mother and Tides (À Mères et Marées) won several awards (Fantasia, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Festival Off-court Trouville-sur-Mer). Then he directed two short films with puppets : ÖKO (nominated for the 2010 Jutra Award (Quebec, Canada) for Best Animation) and InnerCity (La Cité entre les Murs), nominated for the 32th Genie Award (Best Animation) and winner of several awards, including the Best Animated Short Film at Kaoshiung International Film Festival (Taiwan). Broken Face (Sale Gueule) is his third animation short film.



Distribution

Rossif Sutherland, Marcel Sabourin, Sarah Fortin

Team

Production

Alain Fournier (Dock Films)

Script

Alain Fournier

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vincent Biron

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Daniel Auclair

EDITING Alain Fournier, Michel Pelland
Sound Yannick Lemieux, Kyle Switzer
Music Patrick Lavoie
Other

Puppeteers : Marcelle Hudon, Anne Lalancette, David Magny, Ash Glamour


Awards

CINANIMA | 2014 | PROMOTION AWARD
Prix Prends ça court! | 2015 | PRIX INDUSTRIE CTVM, PRIX AIR CANADA


Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival
Fantastic Fest
SITGES
Calgary International Film Festival
Festival Court Métrange
Kaoshuing Fantastic Film Festival
Banjalukamina
Vancouver International Film Festival
Festival du nouveau cinéma
San Sebastian International Fantasy Film Festival
SPASM
Children’s Film Festival Seattle
CINANIMA
Fantasporto
Asiana International Film Festival
Short’N Sweet : Best of TIFF
Outlier Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Dark Matters Film Festival
Fantasporto
Mecal International Film Festival
Victoria International Film Festival
RiverRun Film Festival
Les étranges nuits du Cinéma
Hallucinations Collectives
Picture This Film Festival
Festival Trois Jours Trop Court
Short Cuts TIFF BELL Lightbox
Jeux Pan-Américains de Toronto
Montréal Animation Film Festival
Québec en Court au Kingbonn International Short Film Festival