Introducing a cast of first time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative, Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city.
Benjamin and Nicole are on their first date together. While Nicole is burning her diner, lost in her monologue about the fact that the world is full of individualists, Benjamin has trouble keeping focus on what she tells him. He has his own struggle, which is a strong foot fetish that feeds his imagination. He tries to stop thinking about Nicole’s feet, which is not easy at all.
A man is drawn into the footsteps of the historic Haitian slave leader Mackandal. Following a man trapped in a curse which started centuries ago, this modern fable folds accounts of the past with the resilience of the present.
Montreal, McGill University. Corridors lead a man towards the folds of his conscience. Is it the subject of a neurological experiment? A documentary? A fiction? What secret makes him look so desperate for an outing?
In Quebec, Mexico and Asia, three sensitive souls heed the call of the images and melodies that haunt their days and nights. Moved at once by loss, yearning, and longing, Eliane, Romes and his father Pablo decide to take action before it is too late. Whatever the risks, they must let their dreams take flight.
Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.
A man decides to lose himself in the Death Valley desert. While on his journey, he encounters a woman who accompanies him on his quest. As they embark deeper into the desert, heat and fever push them to extreme, psychological limits.
Koroviev, a police officer who teaches poetry in a brigade of police poets, is in search of a precious Bible annotated by Pierre Maheu, the captain of the St. Elias, a legendary ship. His quest leads him to befriend a young thief who introduces him to a mysterious woman named Coriandre.
A mysterious meeting in an underground parking lot; a funeral for a woman who has been missing for years; an actor pretending to be the private investigator who discovered her body—noting is as it seems in this intimate portrait of what can happen to a family in the midst of loss and personal tragedy.
This is the story of four people, four lives, four journeys that led them in a search for freedom. Together they decide to live on the fringe of society and to finally find a place where they can do things their way.
Inspired by Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil, two worlds slowly contaminate each other sonically to transpire the anxiety of a lone woman in her appartement. The music in her head will amplify her fears through sight and sound.
Nico is a professional soldier suffering from post-traumatic syndrome. On medical leave, he comes to spend time with his brother’s family in the south of France. Emma, his sister’s in law is disturbed by this unexpected return. Nico tries to hide the seriousness of his condition and the violence he carries with him, close to the skin.
Margot, 60 years old., lives in a remote country house and takes care of her autistic son, Marc-André. The sudden disappearance of the dog disrupts their quiet life on the frozen lake in Northern Quebec.