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  • ECLIPSE

    Drama, 16 mm, 26 min., color, 1988,
    Original French Version

    Starring Sylvie Drapeau and Denis Roy, based on a short story by Lucie Lambert, ECLIPSE premiered at the Festival international du film en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in October 1988, and was released at Cinéma Parallèle in Spring 1989.




    Distribution :

    World : Castor & Pollux

    Canada : included on the DVD of AMNESIA-THE JAMES BRIGHTON ENIGMA, distributed by K-Films Amérique



    Synopsis :

    Simon wants to go to New-Zealand to live in the mountains and feel the passion of nature. Fascinated, Diane starts to follow him. In Simon’s life, memories suddenly reawaken and old hidden objects reappear.



    Cast :

    Simon : Denis Roy
    Diane : Sylvie Drapeau
    Young Simon : Nicolas Vanier



    Credits :

    Director : Denis Langlois
    Scriptwriter : Denis Langlois, Lucie Lambert
    based on a short story by Lucie Lambert
    Producer : Denis Langlois, Guylaine Roy
    Image : Janusz Polom
    Art Direction : Jean Bard
    Sound : René Robitaille
    Editing : René Roberge, Denis Langlois
    Sound Design : Richard Angers
    Music : Richard Angers




    Reviews :

    "ECLIPSE gives the example of an open writing style (...) continually open to lyricism... There is a theme, the inaccessible man, the passive man, etc... That’s the originality of the film. In my opinion, there’s this new wave in young filmmakers, about the reversal of roles like here, there’s a new and interesting tension..."
    - Guy Beausoleil, scriptwriter and playwright (discussion on the films of 1988, at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, February 1989)



    Festivals and presentations :

    1989
    Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montréal

    1989
    Above ground underground, Calgary
    (Calgary Society of Independant Filmmakers)

    1989
    7ième Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal

    1988
    7ième Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda

    1988
    Les 5 jours du cinéma indépendant canadien, Montréal