L'ACROBATE//Chéries-Chéris 2020

22 Nov 2020 21:30
→ 22 Nov 2020 23:45
mk2 Beaubourg
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Canada. 2020. 134 '. Fiction. VOSTF. Forbidden - 16 years old.
Director, screenplay and editing: Rodrigue Jean.
With: Sébastien Ricard, Yury Paulau, Victor Fomine

Montreal is buried in snow. While the cranes dance their hypnotic ballet in the heart of the city, two strangers meet in an unfinished apartment. A chance encounter, a violent attraction, an irrational addiction… The first man is of Russian origin, an acrobat by profession, but a broken leg has changed his fate. The second is impassive and dressed to the nines, steeped in unspoken words. Who dominates who, who manipulates whom?

After Love in the Time of the Civil War (2014), Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean returns with a provocative and poignant drama about intimacy in the age of anonymity. A fascinating work in which he continues his singular approach, both mysterious and frontally explicit. Through a passionate story beyond good and evil, he brilliantly captures the pain of love, relations of domination, the total expression of bodies and the complexity of human relationships. An exceptional and uncompromising experience.

Sunday Nov. 22 9:30 p.m. ›› MK2 Beaubourg