Cinema for the blind

Cinema for the blind

Directed by Daniel Canty

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2010
Length 20 min
Formats DVD, HDCAM SR
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Driven by an image which will not leave him, Philémon takes a room at the Hôtel de la Mer. This unseemly boarding house contains a «cinema for the blind«, where the interior drama of the residents is secretly projected. Philémon slips, step by step, into a mute dream, where he attemps to lose sight of himself.

Themes

men-women relationships, blind

Biography

Daniel Canty is a director and writer working in cinema, new media and literature and now living in Montréal. Notably, he has collaborated with visual artist Patrick Beaulieu on Vector monarca (2007), a poetic journey collecting the poetic traces of the monarch butterfly migration across North America, has worked as dramaturge for Marie Brassard on Peepshow (2006), The Glass Eye (2007) and The Invisible (2009), has directed the Web broadcast of Robert Morin's Journal d'un coopérant, and, for the last five years, has curated the Interactive Screen international new media summit at the Banff New Media Institute.



Distribution

Sébastien Ricard, Évelyne Rompré, Jacques Godin, Noé Cropsal

Team

Production

Nancy Grant (Metafilms)

Script

Daniel Canty

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mathieu Laverdière

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Simon Guilbault, Julie Measroch

EDITING Natacha Dufaux
Sound Patrice Leblanc
Music Alexander Macsween

Festivals

Ventes, Illico et Réseau SIL
Red Rock International Film Festival, USA
Vladivostock International Film Festival, Russia
D'abord les forêts, France
Partie de Campagne, France
Yorkton Film Festival, Canada
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Québec
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Québec