Friday, November 13, 2009


Showing at the Mar del Plata Film Festival: Antoine, directed by Laura Bari

Synopsis from the film festival's website:

The first thing we see is a detail shot of Antoine’s ear surrounded by his slightly tangled black hair, but not his eyes. Immediately after, we see him opening the shutters and windows of a dark room. This is how we first meet Antoine, the documentary that permanently flirts with fiction, and Antoine, the little blind Canadian boy. With the excuse of an imaginary police case, this young main character becomes a detective who explores the world in search of a certain Madame Rouski, a woman who dissolves in water and wanders around the pipes of her natal Montreal. Without being overdramatic, victimizing the main character or making him play his part with arrogant stoicism, Laura Bari portrays the daily life of a normal boy by stretching the boundaries of the game and letting imagination guide the story. Her camera dives into the universe of a small group of five-year-old children - placing itself physically at the same height and capturing in depth their forms of perception - to discover a new way of seeing the world.

The film's website is here.

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