Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
For his movie, Martin Villeneuve needed seven not-yet-made musical instruments, inspired by women's bodies. Only he had no budget for them. So he got someone else to pay for it - he sold the hypothetical instruments to Cirque du Soleil and got to use them in the movie for free. And he presented an artist friend, Dominique Engel, with a dream project in creating these wildly imaginative props. When Cirque du Soleil CEO Guy Laliberté saw Villeneuve's TED Talk on June 7, 2013, he offered the young filmmaker the "Gravophone" which can be seen in the talk.
Eugène Spaak - tête:
My hypothesis is that reality and dreams can constantly be mistaken for one another.