Four Québec films, Whitewash, A Journal of Insomnia, Ina Litovski and Parallel North, will be featured at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
The brutality of winter and the power of the mind are aptly portrayed in this dark comedy set in Northern Quebec. Bruce (Thomas Haden Church) is merely trying to survive a harsh winter when he meets Paul. Conflict leads to a complicated situation, and Bruce finds himself in an unexpected place. Grappling with guilt, he soon creates a prison from which he cannot escape. Haden Church perfectly utilizes his comic talent in this wry, well-crafted film.
A Journal of Insomnia
Directed By: Bruno Choinière, Philippe Lambert, and Guillaume Braun
Insomniacs are both spectators and actors in this large, interactive fresco that combines hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered online from insomniacs around the world since fall 2012. This work, produced by Hugues Sweeney and The National Film Board of Canada, provides a cutting portrait of insomnia as a universal and peculiarly wide-ranging affliction and challenges visitors to experience the condition for themselves.
Directed By: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin
Sophie is not like the other students at her school, but tonight she plays the violin in a concert among them. She wants her mother to be there. She wants her mother to see her on stage. She wants, for a moment only, to shine a little.
Directed By: Felix Dufour-Laperriere
“In a world that has really been turned upside down, the true is a moment of the false” (Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle). What about the boreal forest?