Films catalogue

Surfing on grace

David B. Ricard / 2016 / 60 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS INTERNATIONAL FRENCH, ENGLISH

Synopsis

David B. Ricard, director from Quebec, followed his brother Louis, champion of slalom skateboarding in his evolution in the sport for five years. In an introspective approach, he juxtaposes their two courses trying to find some constant: seeking for grace. He forces his brother to question himself and takes him as overtaking model, and also as a lever. A reflection about the fraternal competition is highlighted by interviews with riders, discussions between brothers and by the aesthetic study of the descent and athletic competition.

Cast & Crew

  • Direction : David B. Ricard
  • Screenplay : David B. Ricard et Léo Lecours Pelletier
  • Direction of photography : Léo Lecours Pelletier
  • Editing : David B. Ricard et Léo Lecours Pelletier
  • Sound : David B. Ricard
  • Music : Érick D'Orion
  • Mixing sound : Julien Éclancher
  • Actors : David B. Ricard et Louis Ricard

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Family, Sports

Trailer

Biography

David B. Ricard works in Quebec City as an independent director and video designer for the performing arts. His work deals with intimacy and questions the cinematic medium as well as the representation of the self through personal archives. His first feature-length documentary, Surfing on grace (2016) follows his connection to his younger brother, a champion skateboard slalom racer. In Living Vocalities (2018), he documents the journey of translating a Quebec poem across the Canadian Francophone landscape. David against Goliath (2022) is his third feature-length documentary.

Filmography

  • 2022
    David against Goliath / 96 min.
  • 2018
    Living vocalities / 80 min.

Festivals

- 2016 -
Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada
Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, India

- 2017 -
En présentation | Mois du documentaire | Cinéma Le Clap, Canada
Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, USA

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