Room Tone

  • 45'
  • Canada
  • 2014
From Detroit to New Orleans and via Memphis and New York to Los Angeles - Room Tone takes us on an exceptional road trip through the US; every city retaining its unicity. A trip that reveals the excesses of the American Dream and the emptiness of contemporary society. Romantic cityscapes and wide-open landscapes gain a bitter aftertaste due to textual excerpts and soundtracks from fascinating American films from the 1970s. Elsewhere, director Céline Baril plays the voices of the 1960s' protests including those of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Recently shot excerpts, drawings and writing are served up sedately. The hard life that emerges from the images is only softened by the film's remarkable colours and the precise choices of image and sound.
Director
Céline Baril
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Canada
Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
45'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Céline Baril
Sales
Céline Baril
Screenplay
Céline Baril
Cinematography
Céline Baril
Editor
Céline Baril
Production Design
Céline Baril
Sound Design
Marie-Pierre Grenier
Website
http://www.lesfilmsdelautre.com