Nearness


Simon Lavoie —2003


Fiction / 29 min / 35 mm / 1.85:1 / colour

Can we spend our entire lives hiding our soul's solitude and the emptiness of our existence from others? A man, believing he can beat his condition, calls a prostitute to his home. Fate would have it that she and he know each other.

Young man: Martin Dubreuil
Young woman: Isabelle Blais

Written and directed by: Simon Lavoie
Producers: Sylvain Corbeil & Pascal Bascaron
Director of photography: Michel Caron
Art director: Valerie Seers
Costumes: Maryse Papineau
Editor: Mathieu L. Denis
Sound: Stéphane Larivière

Prizes
Prize, Best Short (Fiction), Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma (AQCC), 2003
Nomination, Best Short, 6e Soirée des Jutra, Montréal, Québec, 2004

Festivals
2e Festival images en vue, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, 2005
15th Sarasota Cine-World Film Festival, USA, 2004
29th Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2004
3rd Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, England, 2004
8e Regard sur le court-métrage au Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2004
22e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2004
26e Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2004
32e Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Québec, 2003

Distribution
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Canada
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Contact
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Photos credit : Marlène Gélineau-Payette