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Le fond de l'air Simon Beaulieu

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White Noise

How do you convey today’s anxieties? Bombarded daily with horrific scenes and signs of environmental doom, we nevertheless go on with our lives in relative comfort, highlighting the contradictory nature of our reality. It is this pervasive yet elusive feeling that Simon Beaulieu seeks to capture through an uncommon film combining archival footage, first-person shots, experimental flourishes and a dash of horror-movie style. Hard-hitting and defying categorization, Le fond de l’air is a new kind of activist work. It’s a distress call that uses every method at the filmmaker’s disposal to awaken consciences dulled by a globalized system that’s driving us to the brink.

This film includes sequences with flickering lights that could adversely affect persons with photosensitive epilepsy or similar conditions.

Presented in collaboration with Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma and Le Labdoc (Laboratoire de recherche sur les pratiques audiovisuelles documentaires) de l’UQAM

Le fond de l'air

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : English, French
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 78 MIN
  • Cinematography : Simon Beaulieu, Dominic Gagnon, Alexandre Lampron, Karl Lemieux
  • Editing : René Roberge
  • Production : Nathalie Cloutier
  • Music : Simon Bélair
  • Sound Design : Patrice Leblanc
Filmography of Simon Beaulieu :

Lemoyne (2005)
Godin (2011)
Miron : un homme revenu d’en dehors du monde (2014)

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