Directed by Benjamin Lussier
|Length||17 min 1 s|
|Formats||Fichiers numériques seulement|
|Version||English subtitles, Original English and Norvegian version|
POOL follows the story of Willem, a young man from Norway, on the dawn of an existential quest. Willem suffers from selective mutism, a form of social anxiety. Isolated, he spends his days commenting on the world without ever engaging with it. A series of strange encounters will take him on a contemplative journey through uncertainty and the human mind.
Borned and raised in Montreal, Benjamin Lussier was introduced to the world of filmmaking at a very young age. POOL is Lussier’s fourth short film. Benjamin his knowed for his versatility, his distinct visual flair, but also due to the originality of his chosen projects. In 2013, he won “Best Fashion short” at the Miami Fashion Film Festival and was nominated for best music video in the 2011 edition of the Juno Awards.
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Lisa Arduini (Jet Films)
Ariane Carrier-Cliche, Olivier Laberge
|Sound||François Bélanger, Donevan Adams, Pierre-Hugues Rondeau|
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival | 2016 | CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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