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LE CHANT D’EMPÉDOCLE
Film by SYLVAIN L'ESPÉRANCE & MARIE-CLAUDE LOISELLE
2019 | 107 minutes | Canada
Empedocles imagines the birth of the world from the elements: water, earth, fire and air. His voice merge with the metamorphoses of an invisible Wanderer whose journey reminds us that the stories we believe to be outside of time never pass away.
Born in Montreal, Sylvain L’Espérance studied visual arts and cinema. He has made twelve films which combine direct cinema and experimental research in a poetic exploration of reality. His films have been presented in some twenty countries around the world. Interieurs du delta received the Best Director Award at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence (2010) and Sur le rivage du monde the Grand Prix in the international competition at the DOK.fest in Munich (2013). Combat au bout de la nuit was presented in the Panorama section of the Berlinale (2017). Animal Macula won the Special Jury Prize in the National Feature Film Competition at RIDM 2021 and received a special mention in the Night Award section of the Signes de nuit festival in Bangkok.