The Astronaut

The Astronaut

Directed by Christian Laurence

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2007
Length 21 min 30 s
Formats DVD
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

The discovery of an astronaut spacesuit trouble the life of a village in the Normandy coast

Themes


Biography

Christian Laurence was born in Montreal. After studying at the Uqam, he founded in 1999 the movement Kino'00, an international community of young filmmakers in 11 countries, on 4 continents (www.kino00.com). He has participated as an artist in residence at festivals in Russia, France, Finland, the United States and Australia. Since 2001, he participated as a creative director at VrakTV, the Astral’s youth chain. His work earned him a Promax Gold Award in 2004, a Promax Silver Award in 2005 and the Canadian Gold Ribbon 2002 and 2004. In 2003, Christian Laurence joins Films Traffik as an advertizing director. Christian Laurence has made over a thirty shorts. His film Nautical Education, which was shot in 2006, earned him several international awards. Corporal Shrimp, his latest short, will accompany this summer the new film of Francis Leclerc. He is currently writing his first feature film.


Distribution

Lionnel Astier, Serge Dupire, Geneviève Pier, Armand Cadet

Team

Production Sandra-Dahlie Goyer, Samuel Prat
Script Christian Laurence
CINEMATOGRAPHY Geneviève Perron
EDITING Étienne Gagnon, Christian Laurence
Sound Christophe Motte
Music Amaury Chabauty

Awards

World Wide Short Film Festival |2008 |en compétition – Prix de la meilleure direction photo, Festival Fantasia |2008 |en compétition – Prix « Coup de cœur » du Jury

Festivals

Off-Courts Trouville, Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Festival de cinéma des trois Amériques, World Wide Short Film Festival, Festival Fantasia