The Benevolents

The Benevolents

Directed by Sarah Baril Gaudet

Genre Documentary
Country Canada (Québec)
Year 2021
Length 16:22 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

The Benevolents takes us into the world of Tel-Aide Montreal call center, as we follow a group of future volunteers. Through an intimate treatment, the film seeks to recall the importance of vigilant ears in a society of loneliness.

Themes

mutual aid, work relationships, lonelyness, suicide, sacrifice

Biography

Sarah Baril Gaudet is a director and cinematographer based in Montreal. She completed in 2016 her bachelor's degree at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she obtained the grant for ''Best Documentary - Emerging Talent''. Her first short film Living Here has traveled to more than twenty international film festivals. In 2020, Sarah directed her first feature documentary, Passage, selected at RIDM and nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary at the Gala Québec Cinéma.



Cast

Team

Production

Sarah Baril Gaudet

Script

Sarah Baril Gaudet

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sarah Baril Gaudet

EDITING Justine Gauthier
Sound Jacob Marcoux
Music Viviane Audet

Festivals

Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie | Official Competition