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Blurred Trees

Fanny Perreault / 2024 / 11 min. / Canada / FSD / Canada

Synopsis

Two incarcerated women in a secured forest of the North of Quebec are subjected to hard labour of reforestation. Confronted to their body’s instrumentalisation and its underhand control, they enjoy a little area of freedom they managed to create thanks to a prison guard particularly empathetic towards them.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay, editor : Fanny Perreault
  • Cinematographer : Claudia Kedney-Bolduc
  • Sound : Alexandre Laberge
  • Artistic director : Pier-Ann St-Jean

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Environment

Trailer

Biography

Fanny Perreault has lived in Quebec City for 32 years. After studying film, literature and design, she is pursuing a career as a multimedia specialist. She directed Canicule in 2019 and will present her second short film, Le flou des arbres, in 2024.

Festivals

- 2024 -

Festival REGARD, Québec - Canada
Fantasia, Montréal - Canada

Director's statement

My cinema is about remoteness as a space where the desire to connect to others and live differently is growing.

In The Blurring of Trees, I approach remoteness through incarceration and forced labour. I place the characters deep into the woods, into an insidious surveillance system. To escape from an unbearable day to day, the protagonists enjoy a rare system fail, the empathy of a prison guard, to create a space of liberty into which it becomes possible to reappropriate their own body and connect to others.

In a world more and more coded and structured, I believe in the necessity to create a space where the human being finds itself momentarily away from the rules. A demarcated space of rebellion that allows resilience and restricts violence.

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