Eduardo Menz —2012

Fiction / 29 min / 16mm / colour

Through its immeasurable leaps that sequentially enter and exit particular moments into the lives of unrelated characters, acrobat presents itself as a series of standalone yet unifying vignettes. The vulnerability of alienated individuals who desperately desire to be noticed and crave for genuine human connection are exposed as odd and intimate scenes of voyeuristic fantasy, impersonating intangibility, romantic longing, sexual confusion, and liberating daydreams collide with the fixations and the consequences from the pursuit of convenient communication and popular culture.

Tarik : Jeremy Gauthier
Nazanin : Massoumeh Sephrara
Hassan : Pedram Ariaee
Yolisha : Nikita Chigoho
Petya : Pascal Sincerres
Burhindra : Debbie Wong

Written and directed by : Eduardo Menz
Production : Annick Blanc and Nancy Grant
Director of photography : Philipe Roy
Art direction : Anette Belley
Costume design : Melanie Garcia
Editing : Nicolas Roy

9th Prague Short Film Festival, République Tchèque, 2014
17e Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2014
31e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2013
42e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2013
66e Festival del film Locarno, Suisse, 2013
3e Festival de cinéma des gens d'ici, Val d'Or, Québec, 2013
57th BFI London Film Festival, London, UK, 2013

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