Time Flies

Time Flies

Directed by Stéphane Moukarzel

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 18 min 20 s
Formats DVD, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, Original French and Urdu, French

Synopsis

Montreal, 1999. Like every sunday, a modest Pakistani immigrant family picnics in a dead-end next to the Airport, closely watching planes land. On this special day where the Legendary Concord is expected - a rare treat in town- Akram (17 years old), the eldest son of 3 kids, deeply in his teenage crisis, decides to take off to live his own life, creating a commotion in the family.

Themes

family relationships, father-son relationships, immigration

Biography

Born in Côte d'Ivoire to Lebanese parents, Stéphane Moukarzel graduated in Communications at Concordia University in Montreal. Author of several short films including Wild Blow (2010) which won several awards and U-Turn (2011). His favorite themes are passage of time, the obsession of missteps, the need to let go and the search for identity in an alienated and individualistic society. He is also concerned about the bubble concept and space. He particularly likes a humanist cinema in which absurd dramas and intimate meet. If his characters are always engaging, they operate in a world sometimes dark, sometimes light and often irreverent.


Distribution

Liridon Rashiti, Minoo Gundevia, Deena Aziz, Avinas Gnanapragasam, Michelle Michael, Naseem Siddiqi

Team

Production

Ménaïc Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas Fréchette (Voyelles Films)

Script

Stéphane Moukarzel

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vincent Biron

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sylvain Lemaître

EDITING Véronique Barbe
Sound Maxime Dusmenil, Jeremy Reid

Awards

Prix Prends ça court! | 2014 | PRIX ONF / ACIC
Euganea Festival | BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM


Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival
Festival Colima de Cine
Festival Images en vues
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Atlantic Film Festival
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Canada’s Top Ten
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Gala des Prix Jutra
SXSW
Centre culturel canadien à Paris
Académie canadienne du cinéma
Euganea Festival
Coup D’ciné