The weight of emptiness
Directed by Alain Fournier
|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.
Themesmother-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
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