Le rêve et la radio

  • 135'
  • Canada
  • 2022

Raoul and Beatrice’s eyes meet in the Montreal metro. This sets off a chain of events that will affect the whole city. He's a rock star activist on a secret mission, she's a bohemian who wanders the streets at night, handing out books to the homeless. Every Thursday evening, she meets Constance and Eugène in their small candlelit apartment, for their weekly reading ritual. Constance broadcasts her live-sampled, politically conscious sound art on an independent radio station; Eugène has been working on a novel for years, whilst trying to shut himself off from the outside world. The three young friends all dream of their own poetic revolution, inspired by the situationists, on whom Raoul has modelled his persona.

Filmmakers Renaud Després-Larose and Ana Tapia Rousiouk – along with composer Geneviève Ackerman – wrote the script, which fictionalises aspects of their own lives, their fears and dreams. The result of their collaboration is a playful, sometimes hypnotising film, in which they play the leads. With alienating visual and sound effects, they refer to experimental film movements from the 1920s and 1960s, yet Le rêve et la radio simultaneously exudes the sense of living characteristic for today’s generation – not for nothing does a mobile phone play an important role in this four-way relationship.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Directors
Renaud Després-Larose, Ana Tapia Rousiouk
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
135'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Dream and the Radio
Language
French
Producers
Renaud Després-Larose, Ana Tapia Rousiouk
Sales
La Distributrice de Films
Screenplay
Renaud Després-Larose, Geneviève Ackerman, Ana Tapia Rousiouk
Cinematography
Renaud Després-Larose
Editor
Renaud Després-Larose
Production Design
Charles-Antoine Turcot
Sound Design
Ana Tapia Rousiouk, Ariel Harrod, Simon Gervais
Music
Mario Gauthier
Cast
Geneviève Ackerman, Ana Tapia Rousiouk, Renaud Després-Larose, Étienne Pilon, Luis Neves, Leslie Mavangui, Maria-Gabriela Garcia-Rousiouk