Collisions

Collisions

Directed by Charles Gervais

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2014
Length 13 min 54 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

After a violent car crash, alone in front of his steering wheel and unable to move, Henri is confronted by the ultimate fear. In a deafening collision of the elements, he will have to accept the inevitability of death in order to embrace life.

Themes

family relationships, friendship, love, car, death, memory, accident

Biography

Charles Gervais started his career in filmmaking in 2002 in Africa co-directing a series of short documentaries (Winner of the Best Canadian Film at the Montreal’s Film Festival Vues d’Afrique in 2004). When Life is a dream was his first feature documentary, presented in 2005 by Radio-Canada Television. In 2005-2007, he wrote and directed the film ¿¡ Revolución !?, that portrayed the Don Quixote’ quest and persona of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in his attempt to liberate Latin America. Official Selection at Hot Docs, the film was presented by Télé-Québec and Seville Pictures. In 2007, he co-directed Manifestes en série, a documentary manifesto series that won best directing and was a finalist in eight categories at the Gémeaux Awards. His last feature film, Shadows Within, shot in Cambodia, was awarded for Best Editing and Best Sound at Gémeaux Awards and finalist for Best Documentary Society.



Distribution

Niels Schneider, Alexandra Ordolis, Normand D’Amour, Nathalie Coupal

Team

Production

Mathieu Denis, Hany Ouichou (Art & Essai)

Script

Charles Gervais

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vincent Biron

EDITING Nicolas Roy
Sound Martyne Morin, Sylvain Bellemare, Serge Boivin
Music DJ Champion

Festivals

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec


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