Pool

Pool

Directed by Benjamin Lussier

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2016
Length 17 min 1 s
Formats Fichiers numériques seulement
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, Original English and Norvegian version

Synopsis

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.

Themes

human relationships, drugs, illness, marginality, sexual relationships, sexuality, technologies, festivity, richness

Biography

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.



Distribution

Thomas Wilkinson Fullerton, Scott Maurstad, Jasmina Lukanovic

Team

Production

Lisa Arduini (Jet Films)

Script

Benjamin Lussier

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Alex Lampron

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Ariane Carrier-Cliche, Olivier Laberge

EDITING Benjamin Lussier
Sound François Bélanger, Donevan Adams, Pierre-Hugues Rondeau
Music Pilotpriest

Awards

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival | 2016 | CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Festivals

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
SPASM
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival
Aesthetica International Short Film Festival
Image + Nation