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National Short and Medium-Length Competition

Le spectre visible Sarah Seené, Maxime Corbeil-Perron

Five individuals share stories of an experience they all have in common: being struck by lightning. This phenomenon, as rare as it is dangerous, has allowed each of them to see life differently. While each of their stories is unique, there is a certain harmony in their reflections on the spiritual impact of this event. Shot on 16mm film, The Visible Spectrum uses sound and physicality to evoke the lightning survivors’ experiences. At the same time, it is a candid reflection on humans’ metaphysical and psychic relationship with nature, life, and death.
— Editorial Team

competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

Le spectre visible

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 17 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sarah Seené
  • Cinematography : Maxime Corbeil-Perron
  • Editing : Sarah Seené
  • Editing : Maxime Corbeil-Perron
  • Production : Vidéographe ,
  • Music : Sylvain Gagné
  • Music : Maxime Corbeil-Perron
  • Sound Design : Maxime Corbeil-Perron
Filmography of Sarah Seené :

Il fait gris dans ta tête, tout à coup (2018)
Lumen (2019)
Le silence a disparu (2020)
Dans un rectangle absolu, le printemps (2021)

Filmography of Maxime Corbeil-Perron :

Ghostly (2013)
Northern (2016)
Displacement (2019)
Origami (2020)

The film’s journey :

Sheffield International Documentary Festival | World Premiere

Engauge Experimental Film Festival | Official Selection

ANALOGICA | Official Selection

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Change of Scenery

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One Home To Another

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Ode to Loneliness

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Le chant de la nuit

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The Longest Day of the Year

by Frank Varga Jr.

Mecánicos piratas de Lima

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Cloud Gate 2

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