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The Truss Arch Sonya Stefan

The Truss Arch

In filmmaker Sonya Stefan’s hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a truss arch bridge straddles the St. Marys River, linking Canada to the United States. But underneath the bridge, a kind of liminal space exists where the notion of borders is blurred. With a wild yet carefully controlled energy, this deconstructed work transports us to the curious site where, it seems, anything is possible. Somewhere between an autobiographical piece, a heartfelt tribute to an immigrant mother whose fate is out of her hands, and a dance film rich in poetry and symbolism, this ode to freedom bubbles with reflections and experimentations – all set against the imposing backdrop of factory chimneys. (Programming Collective)


competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

The Truss Arch

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 35 MIN
  • Cinematography : Oliver Gossot
  • Cinematography : Salvatore Stefan
  • Cinematography : Sonya Stefan
  • Editing : Sonya Stefan
  • Production : Stefan Family
  • Music : Jackie Gallant
  • Sound Design : Jackie Gallant
Filmography of Sonya Stefan :

My Heart Palpitates (2019)
Organ Rhythms Under the Rain (2020)
Sentient Beings (2021)

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