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Coming soon The World and the Machine  Jean-François Côté 2021

The World and the Machine

Jean-François Côté / 2021 / 9 min. / Canada / ENGLISH SUBS

Synopsis

Winter. Roland, 91, walks in a field as wide as the eye can see, borders disappearing. He is alone in the white, grey, and brown-toned landscape. While walking, Roland thinks about the world he has known in the past, the one he lives in presently, and the one he imagines in the future. He has a discussion with himself about his life experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries. His thoughts wander and he ponders societal transformations, human relations, technologies and machines. Over the course of his walk, tension emerges. A change in perspective takes place. As a crow flies, he becomes prey. He is watched and monitored. It is then that he meets and confronts his fear.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: Martin Bureau et Jean-François Côté
Cinematographer: Martin Bureau et Émile Bureau
Editor: Émile Bureau
Sound: Nady Larchet
Sound mix: Olivier Calvert
Sound editor: Olivier Calvert
Music: Patrick Watson
Artistic director: Ginelle Chagnon et Jean-François Côté
Cast: Roland Lepage et Claudiane Ruelland

Genre


Fiction

Topics


Culture, Science and technology



Biography

Jean-François Côté lives and works in Quebec City. This multidisciplinary artist integrates installation, visual and media arts, cinema, performance, while conceptually and poetically exploring ideas related to the image, sound, narrative and place. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Greece and China. He has received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture. https://www.jfcote.net/




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