During a nighttime visit to the museum, a woman comes across several visitors with odd behaviours. She meanders through the exhibits, driven by a vivid desire to vibrate, to feel. A painting catches her attention. She feels seized by it. Around the woman, time stands still. A wild desire to touch the painting overcomes her. Bewildered, she then falls into a surreal parallel universe. In this creative journey, she finds familiar faces with whom she shares artistic and acrobatic impulses.
Cast & Crew
- Screenplay : Olivier Lépine
- Cinematographer : Felippe Martin
- Editor : Loup-William Théberge
- Sound mix : Jérôme Boiteau
- Sound editor : Jérôme Boiteau
- Music : Fredéric Lebrasseur
- Artistic director : Géraldine Rondeau
- Cast : Pauline Bonanni, Adam Strom, Antoine Morin, Connor Patrick Houlihan, Gaël Della-Valle, William Poliquin-Simms, Jean-Philippe Cuerrier, Lyne Goulet
- Production : Sophie Dubé / Machine de Cirque
Loup-William is a self-taught creator from Québec City who is passionate about images and has been active in multimedia production since 2014. His sensitivity to movement has led to a particular interest in body language and driven him to develop a number of collaborations with the contemporary dance and circus art communities.
- 2021 -
In competition | FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, USA
- 2022 -
In competition | Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), Canada
In competition | DanzaTTack, International Dance and DanceFilm Festival, Spain
In competition | EnCore Dance on Film, USA
In competition | Short Waves Festival (Section: Dances with Camera), Poland
In competition | FASS Forward, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Canada
In competition | Dance :made in Canada, Canada
In competition | IMZ International Music + Media Centre / Music Film Festival, Austria
In competition | Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Poland
In competition | Courts d'un soir, Canada
In competition | Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival, Hong Kong
In competition | Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada
In competition | Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Greece
In competition | Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival, Hungary
In competition | San Francisco Dance Film Festival, États-Unis
In competition | Festival International D'Art Vidéo de Casablanca, Maroc
In competition | Amarcort Film Festival, Italie
In competition | In Shadow, Portugal
Best film MOViE category | Amarcort Film Festival, Italie
Best Film | Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival, Canada
La Galerie is the first fictional short film I have directed. Although it was originally a circus show, it was important for me to create a work in itself, a creation that transcends what is presented on stage, without it being an adaptation of the show. Working with the stage director and the entire Machine de Cirque team has proven to be most stimulating and has confirmed my desire to develop cinematographic projects in collaboration with the many artists in the living arts community in Québec City.
My wish was to take people on a short but rich journey into a world that connects what is real to what is unreal, to make us look at the artwork differently. I wanted the appreciation of the paintings to be less rooted in understanding them and the historical context, but rather in the feelings we experience when we encounter them.
First, I wanted the viewer to slowly enter and discover the singular world in which the characters evolve. The decision to film at night at the Museum was made with this in mind. Then, another part of the short film was shot in a church where I had to create a universe from scratch with my collaborators. We managed to strike a good balance in our representation of the museum’s artwork by transposing them into living art.