LOST PARADISE LOST

25 min, fiction, Quebec, Canada, 2017
Directed byGiroux, Yan
Produced byAnnick Blanc (Midi la Nuit)
LanguageFrench/English
Short description

Disappointed by their daily routine, Julie and Victor join a group of mysterious strangers on a walk to nowhere, as they await the role of a lifetime.

Film details

Synopsis

Prisoners of their technology-bound lives, Julie and Victor feel disillusioned with humanity. They stumble upon a mysterious group who, after stripping them bare, welcomes them and gives them ready-made roles to play. Joining the strangers, they head into the forest toward an unknown destination, until they suddenly come under attack. As they face this threat together, Julie and Victor will need to separate truth from fiction. Or simply surrender to the pleasure of artifice…

 

Credits

Script : Guillaume Corbeil et Yan Giroux
Direction : Yan Giroux
Photography : Olivier Laberge
Artistic Direction : Geneviève Huot
Editing : Yan Giroux
Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier
Music : Marie-Héléne L. Delorme
Costume Designer : Catherine Guyot-Sionnest
Production : Annick Blanc (Midi la Nuit)

 

With : Ève Duranceau et William Pelletier

 

Financial Partners

SODEC

Conseil des arts et des lettre du Québec

Aide au Cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC)

Mesl

Post Moderne

Alt

Post430

Bande à Part

Director

Giroux, Yan

Working in both documentary and fiction, Yan Giroux’s films emphasize the cinematic experience. Frequently employing long sequence shots, Giroux explores the temporality and geography of spaces in his films. He has directed three feature-length documentaries and several short dramatic works. Surveillant (2011) was presented in competition at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2012, before winning the prize for Best Short Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Mi niña mi vida (2013) was also selected for Sundance, before travelling to festivals around the world.

 

Filmography

 

Lost Paradise Lost (2017 / 24 min)
Mi niña mi vida (2013 / 19 min)
Surveillant (2011 / 17 min)
Français – Un 14 juillet à Marseille (2011 / 86 min)
Synchro (2009 / 3 min)
Elegant (2009 / 84 min)
I need to talk to my father (2007 / 17 min)
Cubanos Life and Death of a Revolution (2007 / 82 min)
Autoportrait à la dent (2003 / 6 min)

Screenings archive

Théâtre Paradoxe | Festival Longue vue sur le court
Wednesday 30 May, 2018 Montréal
L'École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) | Festival Longue vue sur le court
Saturday 02 June, 2018 Montréal
Le Boudoir | Festival Soir
Friday 22 June, 2018 Montréal