Sophie GOYETTE is a Canadian writer and director of five short films awarded in competition at Sundance, Locarno and Toronto. La ronde (2011) premiered in Locarno and won six prizes at festivals including Best Short Fiction at Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. Her short Le futur proche (2012) was selected for the International Competition at the 2013 Sundance Festival. Mes nuits feront écho/Still Night, Still Light (2016), her first feature film, won the Bright Future Award at IFFR. Goyette returns to Rotterdam in 2019 as co-director of the omnibus film The Seven Last Words.
Sophie Goyette at IFFR
Mes nuits feront écho
Across Americas and Asia, three characters from different cultures and generations are at a turning point in their lives. The key to their questioning may lie in their dreams. This delicate film feeds our sense of regret and existential longing with nocturnal poetry, melancholy and humour.
The Seven Last Words
Challenging and varied omnibus film by seven Canadian filmmakers, inspired by Joseph Haydn's composition around the last words of Jesus.