Evening of short films screening | Quebec program

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9 September 2019 18:00
Cinémathèque Québécoise
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11 September 2019 18:00
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Résonance : Prélude pour corps et souffle

Director : Jérémie Battaglia | Les productions extérieur jour

The music of a viola da gamba plays like a bow on two bodies, making them vibrate and weaving the invisible thread of their intimacy. Two instruments of flesh and breath in communion, in fluctuation, in resonance. A painting living in chiaroscuro, emotions like a quiet and deep river, a bond that is woven into patterns and passages.


Actors : James Viveiros, Geneviève Boulet
Photography director : Christophe Dalpé
Camera : Christophe Dalpé
Choreographer : James Viveiros en collaboration avec Geneviève Boulet

The Man Who Traveled Nowhere In Time

This film follows a young man named Eytan. He sees the world around him evolve, transform and grow, but he never changes. His journey is a quest to understand why he never gets old and dies like the people around him. What he doesn’t know is that he only exists in the dreams and unconscious of others. This film is based on a choreographic work that is normally performed on stage.


Actors : Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Kyra Jean Green, Alexandre Carlos, Emmanuelle Martin, Brittney Canda, Janelle Hacault, Geneviève Gagné
Creator and choreographer : Kyra Jean Green
Director : Vincent Rene Lortie
Photography director : Alexandre Nour
Editor : Guillaume Marin
Sound : Nataq Huault
Producer : Telescope Films
Artistic director : Geneviève Boiteau
Music : SHXCXCHCXSH & Franz Schubert
Colorist : Simon Boisx
1st AC: Antoine Ryan
Gaffer: Juliette Lossky
Grip: Jean-François Gauthier

Hands On

Choreographer : Marites Carino | Video Signatures

Hands On captures in real time “blind dates” between two strangers who get to know each other only through blind contact. This intimate film takes the form accepted by society of a first contact between strangers, the handshake, and unexpectedly transforms it into a tactile conversation.


Actors : Pascal Auclair, Namchi Bazar, Ghanshyam Singh Birla, Clank, Tram-Anh Dam, Cécile
Duchamp, Gustavo Estrada, Tarheen Fatima, Kakim Goh, Francois Guay, Jinny Jessica Jacinto, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Matthieu Kieffer, Stacey Koprince, Brigitte Lachance, Paula McCafferty, Jean-Pierre Mecdy, Elena Racevičiūtė, Bobby Thompson, Aurélie Tomas
Photography director : Donald Robitaille
Camera : Jules DeNiverville
Editor : Marites Carino
Artistic director : Marites Carino
Acknowledgements : Marlene Millar- co-productrice

Vanishing point

Choreographer : Marites Carino | Video Signatures

Sucked into a choreographic chain, two conceptual hip-hop dancers meet, collide and share the fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity. But viewers slowly realize that things are not what they seem.

Directed by filmmaker Marites Carino, Vanishing Points is a visual exploration of the power of spontaneous connection in an otherwise disconnected world. Choreographed by Tentacle Tribe (Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund) who transposes break dance concepts, usually explored in solo, onto two bodies. On an original score by composer Andrés Vial, the film leaves the audience subliminally perplexed and makes them think twice.


Actors : Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Elon Hõglund
Photography director : Donald Robitaille
Camera : Daniel Duranleau
Editor : Marites Carino
Costumes : Jodee Allen
Artistic director : Marites Carino
Acknowledgements : Marlene Millar- co-productrice

Rouge D 4 Femme

Director : Nadia Fortin | Les productions Nolad

The border, the wall to cross to understand the other in an uncertain and unknown gaze. Mix the uncontrollable movements of a tense bone structure with the fluidity of the dance. Do not clash the differences, but bring them together. Let the buried woman be born and give her her full place, a woman despite appearances, despite discordance. To be the mirror of what she wants to be. To embody a body full of possibilities that she would like to be her own. Facing the harsh reality and loneliness but always dreaming. A need against all odds to express oneself and open perceptions by meeting the other.


Actors : Nancy Letendre, Blanche Cousineau, Josée Delorme
Photography director : Nadia Fortin et Mathieu Vaillancourt
Camera : Nadia Fortin
Editor : Nadia Fortin
Costumes : Nadia Fortin
Artistic director : Nadia Fortin
Music : Gabriel Campos Santos et Olivier Hamelin
Sound mix : Olivier Hamelin
Interpreter for Josée : Mathieu Hamel

Move Freely

Choreographer : Wynn Holmes | Lo Fi Dance Theory

Often ostracized and socially excluded, the young Roma community in this film symbolizes a culture that refuses to remain invisible. In Belgrade’s brutalist architectural landscape, the choreography uses movement in public spaces to rise above prejudices. Featuring artists in a fierce struggle where physical expression becomes an act of self-determination, this film is an ode to the often non-conforming nature of “citizenship”. It highlights how ambitious creative programmes can be valuable tools to improve the status of marginalized communities around the world.


Actors : Silvia Sinani, Naim Ćerimi, Alidon Avdulahi, Erdžan Goljići, Danijel Idović, Isa Goljići
Produced in collaboration with GRUBB, Serbie
Director : Wynn Holmes
Executive producer : Julia Kidder
Music : Frode Kvinge Flatland, GRUBB
Photography director : Andrew Amorim


Director : Marlene Millar | Production Film Danse Migration

Nestled in a breathtaking natural setting where a dam and various structures are built, the intense performances of five women form the fabric of a profound experience, both intimate and collective, on the edge of dance, movement and voice. The performers venture into unmarked territory, looking for openings and links, crossing other strangers with similar trajectories. Traverse is part of the Migration Dance Film Project, a series of award-winning short dance films that express the diversity of transformative quests.


Actors : Sonia Clarke, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva
Photography director : Geoffroy Beauchemin
Camera : Kes Tagney
Editor : Jules De Niverville
Choreographer : Sandy Silva
Composer : Jean Fréchette, Sandy Silva
Producers : Anna Alexandre, Marlene Millar, Sandy Silva

Mouvement perpétuel

Choreographer : Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer | Mouvement Perpétuel

In this short documentary, Wamunzo: in words, filmmakers Philip Szporer and Marlene Millar plunge into the sound universe of Zab Maboungou, a dancer and choreographer of Franco-Congolese origin, who has been galvanizing the Canadian contemporary dance scene for thirty years with the Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Nyata Nyata for its radically different conception of time, body and being.

Maboungou plays masterfully with the perceptions of time and self, in constant choreographic dialogue with the rhythm of the percussionists, always present in his creative process and performances. She resists the desire to make African dance and music artifacts and refuses to become an artifact of her identity or ancestry. On the contrary, it expands and transforms places of identity and being through movement, observing and modifying the timeless moments that define our place in the world. His latest creation, Wamunzo, anchors his philosophy in the mysterious and cyclical nature of being.


Actors : Zab Maboungou, Lionel Kizaba, Elli Miller Maboungou, Bruno Martinez
Photography director : Michael Wees
Camera : Michael Wees et Mark Durand
Editor : Mark Durand
Artistic directors : Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Choreography, musial composition and dance: Zab Maboungou
Autors: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Additional camera : Saria Chatila
Exterior images : Mark Durand
Sound : Devon Bate
Lighting : Pierre Lavoie
Sound mix : Matthieu Bourque
Colorist : Kolia Camron

Sainger Toaster

Director : Guillaume Marin

An orbit of red and black. Coordinated by the assembly to reach a new galaxy. No dancing, no editing or collage. Meeting of the human and the form in a paraeidolic universe.


Director : Guillaume Marin
Actors : Anabel Gagnon, Victoria Mackenzie
Photography director : Julie Artacho
Editor : Guillaume Marin
Costumes : Fauve du Tilly Lefebre

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