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 Original French and Urdu, French, English subtitles

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


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

Les Prix PCC! |2014| En compétition, PRIX ONF / ACIC, Euganea Festival | Best International Short Film, Coup D’ciné | 2014 | En présentation

Festivals

Telefilm Canada : Talent Tout Court! Cannes, Compilation SODEC à Cannes, Toronto Int. Film Festival, Festival Colima de Cine, Festival Images en Vues, Festival du Film de la Ville de Québec, Atlantic Film Festival, FICFA, Ciné-Club Hector Fortin, Canada’s Top Ten, Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Regard sur le Court Métrage , Prends Ça Court! Centre PHI, Les Prix Jutra, Ciné-Club Caserne 45, Les Prix PCC!, SXSW, Projection PCC! Cinéma Laurier, Centre Culturel Canadien à Paris, Focus Québec à Cuba, Gros Courts, Académie Canadienne du Cinéma, Ciné-Club de l’Alliance Française de Moncton, Euganea Festival, Coup D’ciné