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Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Canada 2014. 72 Min.
bw. DCP. Without dialogue

Félix Dufour-Laperrière might have had his international breakthrough with his animated films, but they are only one aspect of his opus. His love for shaping the world according to his own aesthetic standards and visions is matched by his passion for confronting reality and working with what the present has to offer in terms of images and sounds.

 

His first feature film Transatlantique is thus also a documentary work, created during a crossing of the Atlantic on board a cargo ship. In it, we see the team, their everyday life as well as the almost endless expanse of the awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying ocean. If you know the animations Ville Neuve and Archipelago, you will be amazed at how unexpectedly similar Transatlantique is in terms of images and textures: for instance, when the face of a woman emanates from darkness with a few strong features, like an apparition in a dream. Or when the perspective from the ship's bridge into a milky white, a wall of sky and water, looks like a charcoal drawing, and the three windows look like the frames of a graphic novel or the panels of an altarpiece. (om)

CREDITS

DirectorFélix Dufour-Laperrière
ScreenplayFélix Dufour-Laperrière
CinematographyNicolas Dufour-Laperrière, Félix Dufour-Laperrière
EditingFélix Dufour-Laperrière
ProducersNicolas Dufour-Laperrière, Félix Dufour-Laperrière
DistributionLa Distributrice de films, Montreal, www.ladistributrice.ca

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.