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Piché Returns To The Ring

Helgi Piccinin / 2021 / 23 min. / Canada / FRENCH

Synopsis

At 64, Bruno resumes training in order to return to the boxing ring one last time. After two difficult hip surgeries, this former boxer, now a village baker, decides to organize an epic amateur match to bring his community together and to celebrate his “rebirth”.

During this memorable evening, 10 friends will come to face him for 10 two-minute rounds. Like a man’s fight against the passing of time, Bruno has made a point of passionately celebrating life at an age when most people are quietly retiring.

PICHÉ RETURNS TO THE RING is a short documentary wavering between folktale, legend and sports film.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Helgi Piccinin
  • Cinematographer : Vincent Allard
  • Additional images : Nicolas Didtsch, Benjamin Gadoury et Julie Pelletier
  • Editor : Juliette Guérin
  • Sound : Michaël Gravel, Philippe Miquel et Philippe Dubois
  • Sound mix : Benoît Dame
  • Sound editor : Benoît Dame et Jérémie Jones
  • Music : Marjo, Pierre-Luc Lecours | Reprise de la pièce Toujours vivant écrite par Michel Rivard et Gerry Boulet
  • Cast : Bruno Piché

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Sports, Elderly

Trailer

Biography

Helgi Piccinin is a Quebec independent filmmaker who has developed a unique and intimate approach to documentary cinema. Since 2005, his films have shown a profound sensitivity to the themes of identity and difference. Curious by nature and attuned to the poetry of the everyday, he is driven by the desire to reveal unusual or uncharted universes. His work has been screened in many international festivals, and he has created several digital projects for museums, universities, and institutions.

Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival Fantasia, Canada
In competition | Festival Les Percéides, Canada
In competition | Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada

- 2022 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Festival international de films ethnographiques du Québec, Canada
In competition | Lunenburg Doc Fest, Lunenburg, Canada
In competition | GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival, Corée du Sud

Awards

- 2022 -
Mid-Lenght Film Award | Flatpack Festival, UK

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