Simone (12) is a witness to the gruesome murder of her mother, a trauma that causes her increasingly to shut herself off from reality. Together with her cousin, she plays a game in which they suffocate each other until they faint. At the age of twenty, Simone works in a parking garage, where panic attacks and visions make her life unbearable. And in her sixties, as a professor of physics, Simone gives a lecture about how the senses deceive our view of reality.
André Turpin, well-known for his work as cinematographer for films such as Xavier Dolan’s Mommy and Denis Villeneuve's Incendies, grippingly interwove his three storylines with the cinema of David Lynch, the photography of Robert Frank and brain-breaking theories about time and the subconscious. All that without losing sight of the suffering of his characters.


Filmmaker
André Turpin
Country
Canada
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
84’
Language
French, German
Producer
Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Production Company
micro_scope
Sales
Seville International
Writer
André Turpin
Cinematography
Josée Deshaies
Editor
Sophie Leblond
Production Design
Emmanuel Fréchette
Sound Design
Sylvain Bellemare
Music
François Lafontaine
Cast
Sophie Nélisse