Merce

Merce

Directed by Ian Lagarde, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette

Genre Documentary
Country Quebec
Year 2017
Length 9 min
Formats
Sound Stereo
Version No dialog

Synopsis

Merce lives in Centro Habana, a modest yet extremely lively neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. She and her friends own the streets, where they kill time without an ounce of boredom. They dance and play night and day, seemingly carefree and masters of themselves. A tourist has left a game console at her place. The television's strong images and peculiar sounds hypnotize her, and she dances by herself on alien songs. Her country, like herself, are at the dawn of radical change.

Themes


Biography

Ian Lagarde studied film production at Concordia University. He has directed the documentary The American Savannah , and the shorts Vent solaire, Planche à l'oeil, and Éclat du jour. He also did the cinematography on several shorts and and Denis Côté's Vic+Flo saw a bear.

In 2009, Gabrielle co-founded Voyous Films (which has become Voyelles Films). Since then, she's co-produced several music videos and short films. She studied film at Concordia University and has never stopped writing since then. As she is cumulating experiences in cinema, Gabrielle is directing every effort in making her work an ambitious event of astonishing encounters.



Distribution

Merce

Team

Production

Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Voyelles Films)

Script

Ian Lagarde, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ian Lagarde

EDITING Paul Chotel
Sound Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Theo Porcet