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Les Affamés

Les Affamés

Synopsis

Director

One of the most unique voices in Québécois cinema, Robin Aubert has flirted with genre before. But with his latest, the riveting zombie film „Ravenous“, he plunges in head (and brains) first. Though, as one might expect, it’s marked as much by his own obsessions as it is by the established conventions.

Aubert introduces his principals in a casual, almost cinema-verité style. They include a well-to-do woman; a young farm boy who has killed his parents; a strangely silent hipster (Monia Chokri) with a suspicious wound that just won’t heal; and the presumptive hero, Bonin (Marc-André Grondin), who has acclimatized to the apocalypse very quickly and may be the only one with a belief in a future.

„Ravenous“ is punctuated by an offcolour, gallows humour, a steamy, hyperreal look, and moments of twitchy surrealism – much of it propelled by the bizarre, often compulsive, behaviour of the zombies themselves, who seem to spend most of their time in a trance. As with the best zombie movies, „Ravenous“ is partly about politics and partly about the fear of the masses overpowering individuals and minorities, something that can happen even in the most sedate and beautiful locations. – Steve Gravestock, Toronto Film Festival

Robin Aubert

(b. 1972) is Montreal-based actor and filmmaker. He debuted behind the camera with „Saint Martyrs of the Damned“ (2005). He has also directed „Train to Nowhere“ (2009), „Crying Out“ (2010) and „Tuktuq“ (2016). „Ravenous“ is Aubert’s fifth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés (Saint Martyrs of the Damned, 2005)
  • À quelle heure le train pour nulle part (Train to Nowhere, 2009)
  • À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out, 2010)
  •  Tuktuq (2016)
  •    Les Affamés (2017)  

Schedule

17.11.2017
21:30 - 23:10
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011703
Sold out
18.11.2017
22:30 - 00:10
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 021004
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Producer Charles-Stéphane Roy
25.11.2017
22:00 - 23:40
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 091903
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Midnight Shivers

Film info

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: French
Director: Robin Aubert
Producer: Stéphanie Morisette
Writer: Robin Aubert
DOP: Steeve Desrosiers
Montage: Robin Aubert, Francis Cloutier
Composer: Pierre-Philippe Côté
Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Micheline Lanctôt, Brigitte Poupart, Charlotte St-Martin
Production: La Maison de Prod
Festivals: Toronto, Fantastic Fest, Sitges

Synopsis

Director

One of the most unique voices in Québécois cinema, Robin Aubert has flirted with genre before. But with his latest, the riveting zombie film „Ravenous“, he plunges in head (and brains) first. Though, as one might expect, it’s marked as much by his own obsessions as it is by the established conventions.

Aubert introduces his principals in a casual, almost cinema-verité style. They include a well-to-do woman; a young farm boy who has killed his parents; a strangely silent hipster (Monia Chokri) with a suspicious wound that just won’t heal; and the presumptive hero, Bonin (Marc-André Grondin), who has acclimatized to the apocalypse very quickly and may be the only one with a belief in a future.

„Ravenous“ is punctuated by an offcolour, gallows humour, a steamy, hyperreal look, and moments of twitchy surrealism – much of it propelled by the bizarre, often compulsive, behaviour of the zombies themselves, who seem to spend most of their time in a trance. As with the best zombie movies, „Ravenous“ is partly about politics and partly about the fear of the masses overpowering individuals and minorities, something that can happen even in the most sedate and beautiful locations. – Steve Gravestock, Toronto Film Festival

Robin Aubert

(b. 1972) is Montreal-based actor and filmmaker. He debuted behind the camera with „Saint Martyrs of the Damned“ (2005). He has also directed „Train to Nowhere“ (2009), „Crying Out“ (2010) and „Tuktuq“ (2016). „Ravenous“ is Aubert’s fifth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés (Saint Martyrs of the Damned, 2005)
  • À quelle heure le train pour nulle part (Train to Nowhere, 2009)
  • À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out, 2010)
  •  Tuktuq (2016)
  •    Les Affamés (2017)