ACCIDENCE

By Guy MADDIN, Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS - as FEST

Art - Culture - Completed 2018

ACCIDENCE, based on the metaphor that we are our own victims, perpetrators and prosecutors, follows a nightmarish and mysterious murder over and over again. Over a gridwork of apartment block balconies, the humdrum and everyday coalesce into a deadly and maddeningly endless loop.


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2018
Short Cuts
Belinale 2018
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018
Cannes 2018
Telefilm Not Short on Talent
LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International 2018
D'a Film Festival Barcelona 2018
Indie Lisboa 2018
Olhar de Cinema 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Comedy, Crime
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-CANADA
    • Duration
    • 10 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Guy MADDIN, Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Guy MADDIN, Evan JOHNSON, Galen JOHNSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Juliette HAGOPIAN (JULIJETTE INC.), Shauna DE CARTIER (Six Shooter Records)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the metaphor that we are each our own victims, each of us the worst perpetrators of our own worst traumas, and each the most tireless prosecutors of the crimes we commit against ourselves, ACCIDENCE follows the nightmarish cycle of a man who hurls to his death a doppelganger of himself from an apartment balcony, and is then pursued by a detective who is yet another doppelganger. The perpetrator is pursued from apartment to apartment, to the homes of his parents, and of his girlfriend, flats where he seeks sanctuary from persecution. By the end of the film, the perpetrator joins his victim in death as he is hurled from the balcony by his lookalike pursuer of justice, who promptly considers himself a perp, and who is promptly dogged by yet another lookalike agent of justice. And endless loop of crime and punishment is thus established. Everyone else living in the apartment block, at least those visible out on their balconies, is also caught in their own personal loops of varying activities. We all live in loops, each of us condemned to repeat ourselves in essential ways.
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