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Therefore, Socrates Is Mortal

Alexandre Isabelle / 2021 / 12 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS INTERNATIONAL FRENCH, ENGLISH

Synopsis

Facing the climate crisis, Louise, a philosophy teacher, turns words into action.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Alexandre Isabelle
  • Cinematographer : Isabelle Stachtchenko
  • Editor : Alexandre Isabelle
  • Sound : Marie-Andrée Cormier
  • Sound mix : Benoit Fecteau
  • Sound editor : Mathieu Robineau
  • Music : Jean-François Côté
  • Artistic director : David Pleau
  • Cast : Eve Landry, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Christian Michaud, Normand Bissonnette, Pierre-Alexis St-Georges, Maude Boutin St-Pierre, Carla Mezquita Honhon, Emmanuel Bédard, Lorraine Côté, Nancy Bernier, André Robillard

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Activism and social struggles, Education and teaching, Environment, Initiation story

Biography

Quebec City filmmaker and philosophy teacher Alexandre Isabelle envisions his short films as aphorisms. Through their poetry, he seeks to inspire existential reflections. His short The Sugaring Off, which has earned him the most accolades yet, convinced him to establish his own production company, Silène Films, in order to create more works in line with his artistic vision. In 2021, he will release his newest film, Therefore, Socrates Is Mortal.

Filmography

  • 2016
    La partie / 15 min.
  • 2015
    Le serrement / 12 min.

Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | Aspen Short Fest, USA
In competition | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
In competition | Nevada City Film Festival, USA
In competition | Off-Courts Trouville, France
In competition | FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada
In presentation | Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur | FIFF CAMPUS, Belgium
In competition | IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland
In competition | TiSFF Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece
In competition | Bushwick Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
In competition | Festival de films CINEMANIA, Canada
In competition | FICFA - Festival International du Film Francophone en Acadie, Canada
In competition | Longue vue sur le court, Canada

- 2022 -
In competition | Short Film Breaks Film Festival, Romania
In competition | Un poing c'est court - Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaulx-en-Velin, France
In competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
In competition | Vues dans la tête de..., Canada
In competition | Destiny City Film Festival, USA
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Canada
In competition | Cortisonici International Short Film Festival, Italy
In competition | Filmfest Bremen, Germany
In competition | Atlanta Film Festival, USA
In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Made Here Film Festival, USA
In competition | Chicago Critics Film Festival, USA
In competition | Flatpack Festival, UK
In competition | Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, USA
In competition | Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece
In competition | CineGlobe Film Festival, Swiss
In competition | Résistances Festival de films et débats, Foix, France
In competition | BNP Paribas Green Festival / Krakow Green Film Festival, Cracovie, Pologne
In competition | Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Weiterstadt, Allemagne
In presentation | Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada
In competition | DC Shorts Film Festival, USA
In competition | La Nuit de la transition, France
In competition | Festifilm de la Beauce, Canada
In competition | Ortometraggi Film Festival, Italie
In competition | Social Justice Film Festival Seattle, USA
In competition | Festival International du Film d'Environnement, France
In competition | Guam International Film Festival (GIFF), Guam
In competition | Festival Entretodos, Brésil
In competition | OFFline Film Festival, Ireland
In competition | SENE Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival du Film Court en armagnac, France
In competition | Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival cinéma québécois de Biscarrosse, France
In competition | Green Fest, Serbie
In competition | North Bay Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Wiz-Art - Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine

- 2023 -
In competition | Providence Children's Film Festival, USA
In competition | Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (R2R), Canada
In competition | Festival du Film Vert, Switzerland
In competition | Journée du cinéma québécois en Italie, Italy

Awards

- 2022 - 
Prix du jury | Vues dans la tête de..., Rivière-du-loup, Canada
Best Narrative Film | BNP Paribas Green Festival, Krakow Green Film Festival

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