Death is dangerous, it could hurt
Three rhythmic storylines are characterized by rituals of everyday life and the vicissitudes of existence, coalescing around a common experience: that of shooting up as a mode of drug use. The voices of Maryse, Lyon and M. reveal to us their relationship to the process of shooting up while at the same time plummeting us in a sensory universe that characterises it, where the interplay of colours and textures evokes the altered psychological and physical states desired.
Cast & Crew
- Screenplay : Mariane Béliveau
- Cinematographer : Julie Pelletier and Maxime Laurin
- Editor : Natacha Dufaux
- Sound : Mathieu Huard and Marie-Andrée Cormier
- Sound mix : Benoît Fecteau
- Sound editor : Mathieu Robineau
- Music : Findlay Sontag
- Protagonists : Marianne Desroches, Martin Lapointe and M.
Since completing her studies in Sociology, Mariane has been invested in documentary production, in order to express her desire for radical, socio-political, transformation through a sensory approach. The co-production Narratives from Saint Gabriel (2017) and the production entitled I usually sing it in the shower (2018) mark the start of her independent practice. Whether as a social worker or a cinematographer, her projects aim to question the power relationships that marginalise particular groups (sex workers, drug users, migrants, and more).
Mot de la réalisatrice
My documentary process is characterized by a slow and immersive process, punctuated by risk-taking, openness and vulnerability. I allow myself to feel raw emotions through my encounters as I attempt to create an immersive experience that poetically represents the specificity of the universe of the protagonists.
Obsessed by the idea of troubling the conceptual opposition between “the subject” from “the object,” I want to use filmic forms to blur the symbolic boundaries that regulate stereotypes to bridge the distance between “us” and “them,” while also questioning that which might appear confrontational within the topics addressed, treating them intimately with gentleness and sensitivity.