ABSENCES / ABSENCES

2013, Colour, Canada, Documentaries of the World (full length movies)

ABSENCES

 

Production Team

Director : Carole Laganière

Screenwriter : Carole Laganière

Cinematographer : Dominic Dorval

Editor : Aube Foglia

Music : Luc Sicard

Film production and Sales : Colette Loumède, Office national du film du Canada, 3155, Côte de Liesse, Montréal, QC H4N 2N4 (Canada), tél.: 514 283-8133, festivals@onf.ca Ventes/Sales: Office national du film du Canada, tél.: 514 496-4134, distribution@onf.ca


 

Synopsis

In her latest film, Carole Laganière explores various forms of absence and its impact on our lives. Inspiring the film is the director's story: the slow estrangement of her mother whose memory is being consumed by Alzheimer's. This "anticipated separation" serves as a bridge to the film's other subjects as they pursue their personal quests: Ines, a Croatian immigrant returns to her birth country to find the mother who abandoned her; Deni, an American author searching for his Quebec roots; and Nathalie, who is desperately looking for her missing sister.

 

Director

After several prize-winning works in fiction, Le mouchoir de poche (1987) Jour de congé (1989) and ALINE (1992), Montreal native Carole Laganière began devoting herself to documentaries. These include THE FIANCÉE OF LIFE (2001), THE MOON AND THE VIOLIN (2003), EAST END KIDS (2004), COUNTRY (2005), CITY PARK (2006), YEAR ONE (2010) and EAST END FOREVER (2010).


 

Projections

Tuesday August 27, 2013 - 02:40 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 (Écran BMW Canbec)
Wednesday August 28, 2013 - 09:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 (Écran BMW Canbec)


 

Buy my Ticket

 

Share