Piché Returns To The Ring
Helgi Piccinin / 2021 / 23 min. / Canada / FRENCH / INTERNATIONAL FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS , Spanish
At 64, Bruno resumes training in order to return to the boxing ring one last time. After two difficult hip surgeries, this former boxer, now a village baker, decides to organize an epic amateur match to bring his community together and to celebrate his “rebirth”.
During this memorable evening, 10 friends will come to face him for 10 two-minute rounds. Like a man’s fight against the passing of time, Bruno has made a point of passionately celebrating life at an age when most people are quietly retiring.
PICHÉ RETURNS TO THE RING is a short documentary wavering between folktale, legend and sports film.
Cast & Crew
Screenplay: Helgi Piccinin
Cinematographer: Vincent Allard
Additional images: Nicolas Didtsch, Benjamin Gadoury et Julie Pelletier
Editor: Juliette Guérin
Sound: Michaël Gravel, Philippe Miquel et Philippe Dubois
Sound mix: Benoît Dame
Sound editor: Benoît Dame et Jérémie Jones
Music: Marjo, Pierre-Luc Lecours | Reprise de la pièce Toujours vivant écrite par Michel Rivard et Gerry Boulet
Cast: Bruno Piché
Helgi Piccinin is a Quebec independent filmmaker who has developed a unique and intimate approach to documentary cinema. Since 2005, his films have shown a profound sensitivity to the themes of identity and difference. Curious by nature and attuned to the poetry of the everyday, he is driven by the desire to reveal unusual or uncharted universes. His work has been screened in many international festivals, and he has created several digital projects for museums, universities, and institutions.
Notes sur le film
- 2021 -
In competition | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival Fantasia, Canada