Night Slice

Night Slice

Directed by Romain F. Dubois, Maxime Genois

Genre Fiction
Country Canada
Year 2020
Length 16 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Following the Quebec City Olympic Games, vacant hotel rooms are transformed into living quarters for the “useless”. Pierre surrenders his dignity as a proletarian to become one of these “useless” people, so he can enjoy air conditioning and cable TV.

Themes

human relationships, urban, poverty, richness, uniformity

Biography

Romain F. Dubois is a 25 year-old self-taught filmmaker from Montreal, Canada. He made his debut working on music videos among artists such as Milk and Bone, Brown Dead Obies and CRi. The common themes of loneliness and exile tint his creative persona. His hypnotic aesthetic serves the poetic visual identity he created through his series. His delivery is constant whereas his ideas are exponential.


Director and actor, Maxime Genois is a graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Montreal. He directed the short film “Le Clown” and staged many operas. He worked with renowned directors such as Denis Marleau, Catherine Vidal, Philippe Cyr. Xavier Dolan and Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr. Reflecting his artistic journey, his direction of actors is both feverish and atypical.



Cast

Pierre: Jean-François Casabonne
Antoine: Yves Jacques
Cendrine: Marie-France Lambert
Diane: Ginette Chevalier
Didier: Charles Beaudoin

Team

Production

Anthony Martino-Maurice

Script

Félix Poirier

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jules Cloutier-Lacerte

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Félix Poirier

EDITING Louis Chevalier-Dagenais
Sound Nataq Huault
Music Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse