August 16, 8:30pm, Parc Laurier (Part 1/2)
August 23, 8:20pm, Parc Laurier (Part 2/2)
Combat au bout de la nuit by Sylvain L'Espérance
Director Sylvain L'Espérance in attendance
Quebec, 2016, 122 min (Part 1), 163 min (Part 2) original French and Greek version with French subtitles
Combat au bout de la nuit is an unconventional activist epic, filmed in Greece over several years among the many refugees and amidst some of the mass demonstrations that have rocked the country. The film is at once an essay, guerrilla journalism and poetic portrait. It tackles the socio-political upheavals of a country that stands alone in bringing down the western neoliberal model. By documenting the words and songs of the most marginalized, by taking to the streets with cleaning women of uncommon courage and determination, and by showing the power of poetry and solidarity to overcome the cruel indifference of the powerful, Sylvain L’Espérance (Sur le rivage du monde, RIDM 2012) posits the necessity of a fight that has only just begun.