THE VOICE OF THE SHADOW

LA VOIX DE L'OMBRE

By Annie MOLIN VASSEUR

AMV FILMS PRODUCTION - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013


    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Annie MOLIN VASSEUR
    • Writer(s)
    • Annie MOLIN VASSEUR
    • Producer(s)
    • Annie MOLIN VASSEUR (AMV PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • MARIE-HÉLÈNE (France Castel) and THOMAS (Mario Saint-Amand) have been lovers for five years now, in Montreal, where they each have their own apartment. She lives alone, and he lives with his wife, GISÈLE (Isabelle O’Brien) and their daughter, CLAIRE (Laetitia Isambert-Denis).
      Thomas has a bicycle accident and goes into a coma. Marie-Hélène finds out through JOHN (Jean-François Blanchard), her ex-lover and Thomas’s friend. Though Thomas and Marie-Hélène have recently split up, she goes to visit him in the hospital each day, when his wife is not there. Convinced that he can hear her, and to keep him interested in life, Marie-Hélène describes to him moments and gestures from her encounters with the people in the street that she photographs. She pleads with him to come out of the coma. Day by day, she weaves a thread inside of Thomas that becomes his lifeline to memory and creativity.
      Through Marie-Hélène’s photographs and tales, we encounter varied colorful characters as the MAN ON BENCH (Philippe Vasseur). Humorous and sad scenes from daily life are cut with reminders of Marie-Hélène’s and of Thomas life together, and flashbacks to earlier moments they once shared.
      A voice, that of MARIE-HÉLÈNE’s MOTHER (Isabelle Laurier), reads excerpts from a book she read in the past, conveys part of the disturbing Voice of the Shadow linking childhood memories to the dramatic past of the characters.
    • Partners & financing
    • AMV PRODUCTION
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2010
    • End of shooting
    • Sep 30, 2010
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