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Monologues du Paon Matthew Wolkow

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This short film tells the story of a meeting between two neighbours, in Ahuntsic and Villeray, around memories of Portugal; it is a story of two very different cities, Montreal and Lisbon; of an old man who has come to terms with death; of two strangers separated by an ocean but connected by the flight of a homing pigeon. Birds are the guides for this poetic meandering, exploring memories of the past and portents of the future. A dissonant score accompanies a split screen, completing the impression that we are confronted with a sensory puzzle, at once natural and urban, in which meditation takes its cues from fragments of reality. Matthew Wolkow’s film is a gentle ornithological, human and floral tale, suffused with both hope and the grim anxieties of our time. (Apolline Caron-Ottavi)

Presented in collaboration with Radio-Canada

competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

Monologues du Paon

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : French, English, Portuguese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 29 MIN
  • Cinematography : Matthew Wolkow
  • Production : Matthew Wolkow
  • Music : Philippe Battikha
  • Music : Philippe Lauzier
  • Music : Pierre-Yves Martel
  • Music : Marilène Provencher-Leduc
  • Music : Marilène Provencher Leduc
  • Music : Philippe Laurier
  • Sound Design : Alex Lane
  • Sound Design : Bruno Bélanger
Filmography of Matthew Wolkow :

Saint-Henri 17h (2014)
Muchas Cosas Juntas (2015)
Dialogue du Tigre (2017)
81.92 (2018)
Des lignes pour colorier l’intérieur (2019)

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