Short Films: Themes and Variations

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The Day Is Listening

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Canada 2013. 8 Min.
Color. DCP. E/g

"Maybe there is nothing, or there is nobody. But I persistently keep looking among the shadows and the echos." With these words, The Day is Listening begins – words that are like a motto for the works of Félix Dufour-Laperrière: a journey out of darkness into the light, out of shadows into a multitude of forms and colours, on which so many of his works embark. The title and the texts that guide the audience through this film come from the poetry collection "Un visage appuyé contre le monde" by Hélène Dorion, whose love of fragile/hybrid forms – in which narrative, poem and essay can dissolve into one another – is shared by Dufour-Laperrière. (om)


DirectorFélix Dufour-Laperrière
ScreenplayFélix Dufour-Laperrière
MusicGabriel Dufour- Laperrière
ProducerJulie Roy
DistributionNational Film Board of Canada, Montreal,

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Félix Dufour-Laperrière (born 1981, Chicoutimi) studied animation film design at Concordia University in Montreal. Before making his first feature-length film Transatlantique (2014), he directed around one dozen shorter works, sometimes in collaboration with other filmmakers. In addition to his films, Dufour-Laperrière has also created installations and an artist's book.