The weight of emptiness

The weight of emptiness

Directed by Alain Fournier

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2011
Length 13 min
Formats DVD, HDCAM
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Thomas suffers from strange weightlessness crises. Distressed, his mother takes every means to to bring him down to earth.


mother-son relationships, affective disorder


Alain Fournier is particularly interested with the fantasy genre, in which the atmospheres are always a strong feature. His first short film Of Mother and Tides (À Mères et Marées) won several awards (Fantasia, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Festival Off-court Trouville-sur-Mer). Then he directed two short films with puppets : ÖKO (nominated for the 2010 Jutra Award (Quebec, Canada) for Best Animation) and InnerCity (La Cité entre les Murs), recently released. The weight of emptiness (Le Poids du vide) is a supernatural drama, his fetish genre. Alain Fournier is currently developping his feature film project.


Simone-Élise Girard, Vassili Schneider



Dock Films


Alain Fournier


Mathieu Laverdière

EDITING Alain Fournier
Sound Claude Meunier
Music Patrick Lavoie


Toronto International Film Festival
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie