Facing Emptiness


Albéric Aurtenèche —2007


Fiction / 28 min / 35 mm / 1.78:1 / colour

An empty, flat field, recently ploughed. An exotic-looking motel. Alice, a young, pregnant woman, on her way to Trois-Rivières, stops and checks in to the motel. She asks for room 30. We see her sink into pure introspection, a state of blind melancholy. In another room, in the same motel, parallel to Alice's soul-searching, we see a well-groomed and discrete young man preparing for suicide.

Alice Aubert: Catherine De Léan
Marc: Sébastien Delorme
Sébastien: Nico Gagnon
Boss: Josée Beaulieu
Barman: Lorne Lambert

Directed by: Albéric Aurtenèche
Screenplay: Albéric Aurtenèche & Julie Gravel
Producers: Sylvain Corbeil & Pascal Bascaron
Director of photography: Ian Lagarde
Art director: Olivier Laberge
Costumes: Suzie Coutu
Editor: Isabelle Malenfant
Sound: Hugo Brochu & Patrice LeBlanc
Original score: Antoine Bédard, aka Montag

Festivals
27e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2009
4th Beloit International Film Festival, Wisconsin, USA, 2009
26e Festival Tous courts d’Aix-en-Provence, France, 2008
27th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2008
27th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2008
9e Festival Off-court Trouville, France, 2008
2nd Annas International Young Filmmaker’s Short Film Festival, Riga, Latvia, 2008
12e Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2008
Market, 30e Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2008

Distribution
Les Films du 3 mars
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Contact
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Photos credit : Marlène Gélineau-Payette