AMNESIA: The James Brighton Enigma

90 min, Fiction, Quebec, Canada, 2005
Directed byDenis Langlois
Produced byLes productions Castor & Pollux inc.
LanguageFrench
Short description

A young american is found naked in the streets of Old Montreal.

Film details

Synopsis

Inspired by real events, AMNESIA – The James Brighton Enigma tells the story of an American found naked and amnesiac in a vacant parking lot in Montreal in 1998. He says his name is James Brighton, but the only thing he’s sure of is that he’s gay. What happened to this young American in search of freedom?

 

Credits

Director : Denis Langlois

Screenplay : Bertrand Lachance et Denis Langlois
Cinematography : Larry Flynn

Editing : Denis Langlois

Score : Peter Xirogiannis

Sound Conception : Denis Saindon

Sound Recording : François Guérin

Production : Bertrand Lachance et Denis Langlois

 

With : Dusan Dukic, Karyne Lemieux, Norman Helms, Louise Laprade

 

Financial Partners

Téléfilm Canada

SODEC

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Crédits d’impôts fédéraux et provinciaux

Fonds Harold Greenberg

Super Écran

Director's statement

25 years ago…

 

In 1994, Bertrand Lachance and I founded Castor & Pollux Productions to produce the films no other producers wanted, films about Aids, male identity and homophobia. Films that are socially engaged but also entertaining – you could say sexy and romantic! Enjoy!

Director

Denis Langlois

Denis Langlois graduated from Concordia’s University Film program in Montreal. After My life, The Escort, Danny in the Sky and Amnesia – The James Brighton Enigma, winner of best Canadian film at Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto) and Audience Award at LLamale H International Film Festival (Montevideo, Uruguay), he releases A Paradise Too Far in 2017, winner of best feature at Picture This! Film Festival (Calgary). Most of his films were released in France, the USA, the UK, Ireland and Germany. His partner at Castor & Pollux Productions, cowriter and producer Bertrand Lachance has worked with him on all these films.