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Félix Dufour-Laperrière: Inseln im Strom

Archipel

Archipelago

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Friday *Fri *18.06.202118.06.2121:15Stadtkino
Saturday *Sat *19.06.202119.06.2111:15kult.kino atelier 2

* In the presence of Félix Dufour-Laperrière (via Zoom) 

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Canada 2021. 72 Min.
Color. DCP. F/e

The Hochelaga Archipelago at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River is the heart of Québec. Its 234 islands embody the history of French-speaking Canada, while its raging waters still carry within them unimagined tomorrows, at least if we are to believe Félix Dufour-Laperrière.

 

In Archipelago, a woman and a man discuss Québec as if it were a myth, entirely associatively, following a logic of longing, even an invocation. The conversation is like a stream in which the past and the future become entangled, lose each other, only to find each other again transformed. Dialogue and dialectics are the principle here: at the very beginning, two authors confront each other, each of them representing two sides, two faces of the independence of Québec. Transferred to the film's own technique, this means: as documentary images are painted over, animated figures and faces spring forth from historical materials; just like quickly drawn portraits or maps. Strong surfaces of colour and a multitude of animation techniques add layer upon layer. As a result, Archipelago becomes an extraordinary mixture of film poem and an intoxicating and uniquely beautiful political-historical essay. (om)

CREDITS

DirectorFélix Dufour-Laperrière
ScreenplayFélix Dufour-Laperrière
CinematographyFélix Dufour-Laperrière
EditingFélix Dufour-Laperrière
MusicStéphane Lafleur, Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux
ProducersFélix Dufour-Laperrière, Nicolas Dufour-Laperrièr
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.