An art professor tells the peculiar story of her student E., a strange young woman whose conceptual performance pieces and singular existence leave the professor increasingly adrift. Combining fictional narrative, personal anecdote and private conversation, Communicating Vessels explores how we influence each other in ways that are sometimes good, sometimes bad, yet always urgent and necessary. An unusual tribute to art and its creation, channelling seminal performances by Joan Jonas and Lygia Clark.

Winner IFFR 2020 Ammodo Tiger Short Award.

Directors
Maïder Fortuné, Annie MacDonell
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
35'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Maïder Fortuné
Sales
Maïder Fortuné
Cinematography
Iris Ng, Claire Harvey, Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné
Editor
Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné
Cast
Madelyne Beckles, Deragh Campbell, Fiona Reid