Of Mother and Tides

Of Mother and Tides

Directed by Alain Fournier

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2008
Length 18 min 30 s
Formats DVD, HDCAM SR
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Fred's life takes a tragic turn when he realises that he turns into something inhuman. While her mother wants to hide him from all prying eyes, Fred only thinks about a thing: the sea.

Themes

family relationships, mother-son relationships, biologic mutation, affective disorder, brother-sister relationships

Biography

Alain Fournier has made several documentary series, including Diesel Fumes (2002), and magazines for television channels in Quebec. Of Mother and Tides is his first fiction project. He is currently working on Oko, a short film with retro futuristic puppets.


Distribution

Pierre-Luc Brillant, Martine Beaulne, Marianne Fortier

Team

Production

Alain Fournier, Alain Bessette

Script

Philippe Lemieux, Alain Fournier

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Barry Russell

EDITING Alain Fournier
Sound Paskal Perreault
Music Patrick Lavoie

Awards

Fantasia | 2008 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR FILM
Festival du film fantastique de Bruxelles | 2009 | Grand Prix des télévisions européennes
Off-Courts de Trouville | 2009 | PRIX DU JURY « LE CENTRAL »


Festivals

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Festival Vitesse Lumière
Fantasia
SPASM
San Sebastian Horror Film Festival
Festival du film fantastique de Bruxelles
Gulf Film Festival
A Night of Horror International Film Festival
Cryptshow Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
Atlantic International Film Festival
Sacramento Horror Film Festival