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In festivals Meeting with Robert Dole François Harvey 2021

Meeting with Robert Dole

François Harvey / 2021 / 16 min. / Canada / FRENCH / FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS

Synopsis

This experimental short film gives the floor to Robert Dole who gives us his story and exposes his vision of schizophrenia. The theme of mental illness is echoed here in a cinematographic treatment that explores the materiality of film and magnetic tapes to find points of meeting and detachment, spaces resonating with the fall and redemption of Robert Dole.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: François Harvey
Cinematographer: Christine Lavoie, François Harvey, Louis Moulin
Editor: François Harvey
Sound: François Harvey
Artistic director: François Harvey
Cast: Robert Dole
Production: François Harvey

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Social struggles, Addiction, Sexual Diversity, Illness, Death, Mental Health



Trailer

Biography

Born in 1979 in Chicoutimi, François Harvey is a musician and filmmaker from Quebec underground scene. His cinematic approach lies at the frontiers of direct cinema and experimental cinema. He is active in the independent film industry and teaches sound design at Cégep de Jonquière and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC). He directed several experimental films under the banner of Post Grunge Production.


Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | Festival Les Percéïdes, Canada

- 2022 -
Prix Philippe Belley | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, UK
In competition | Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland


Awards

- 2022 -
Prix Philippe Belley | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada




Director's statement

The Meeting with Robert Dole film project seeks to explore the limits and possibilities of hybridization of documentary and experimental processes. The human encounter being at the center of this exploration of filmic language, it comes to contaminate the process of textural research on image and sound which, in turn, provokes gestures and ways of thinking that are reflected in the documentary work. Thus, the image and sound degraded by obsolete devices, bacteria, burns, scratches dialogue with this third voice that we can associate both with the quest for the unknown in a creative process or with that of the mystical delirium that can be found in people with schizophrenia.




Photos

Photo Gallery -  Meeting with Robert Dole François Harvey 2021
Photo Gallery -  Meeting with Robert Dole François Harvey 2021

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