Endorphine

  • 84'
  • Canada
  • 2015
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.


Director
André Turpin
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
84'
Medium
DCP
Languages
French, German
Producers
Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Production Company
micro_scope
Sales
Seville International
Screenplay
André Turpin
Cinematography
Josée Deshaies
Editor
Sophie Leblond
Production Design
Emmanuel Fréchette
Sound Design
Sylvain Bellemare
Music
François Lafontaine
Cast
Sophie Nélisse