The shots of timeless landscapes and sleepy suburbs in Armour often last mere seconds. Sporadically employed title cards help them coalesce into the tale of a man who threatens to lose control of his life. While his father lays dying and his girlfriend has just left him, taking their 11-year-old son, Hector wanders across town and through the surrounding nature dressed in a suit of armour and numbed by alcohol.

The uncaring backdrop to his drunken odyssey reflects the alienation Hector is experiencing. There's an atmosphere of impending doom in the footage filmmaker Sandro Aguilar shot in the nature-rich environs of Rimouski in eastern Quebec – images that he is careful not to aestheticize. The brief annotations indicating location act like notes in a photo album, but are also subtle references to what is fermenting and smouldering under the skull of his unfathomable lead.

Screenings

  • Thu 23 Jan KINO 1
    With Q&A
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  • Fri 24 Jan Cinerama 7
    With Q&A
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  • Thu 30 Jan Cinerama 3
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  • Sat 1 Feb LantarenVenster 6
    With Q&A
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Filmmaker
Sandro Aguilar
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Portugal, Canada
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
45’
Language
English, French
Producer
Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Valérie Mongrain
Production Company
O Som e a Fúria, PARALOEIL
Sales
AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency
Writer
Sandro Aguilar
Cinematography
Sandro Aguilar
Editor
Sandro Aguilar
Sound Design
Sandro Aguilar
Cast
Jean-Philippe Catellier, Eduardo Aguilar