23 July 2018 | williamgosselin1
Deserves to be seen!
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Robert Morin crafts a beautifully complex tale where a man looses control over his life and his sanity.
The film is a character study done in a unique way. The film uses fully the cinema medium to make us see and feel what the protagonist is seeing and feeling. Everything from the sound designs to the colors are excessive and exaggerate at times to showcase the state of mind of the protagonist.
Christian Béguin is fantastic. He plays his character in a very believable way. So much so, that his transformation takes us by surprise because of how subtle, and slow it is.
The most impressive aspect of this film is the cinematography. The way the camera moves around with nearly no visible cuts is simply amazing. What is even more remarkable is how the lighting is dramatically changing within those tracking shot to align with the characters feelings or state of mind.
The tracking shots are not a gimmick, because they forces us to see things just as our main character do. Also, the long takes does not prevent the film from looking beautiful. They are many artistic, meaningful and memorable shots throughout.
At 93 minutes it is a very short film, and it feels even shorter. There is no filler at all, actually not a single moments feel unimportant. It is almost overwhelming to realize that every single detail means something.
Overall this is a masterpiece. One of the better Quebecois film I have ever seen, and I'll gladly watch it again and analyse it further.