From 9 O’clock – Raphael Bendahan – Montreal, QC – 2min 25sec
Alone in an apartment during COVID lockdown time shifts and morphs into a barrage of reminiscences, places, and memories. An adaptation of a poem by C.P. Cavafy
i’ve known rivers – Miryam Charles – Montreal, QC – 3min 50sec
A woman calls the police thinking she witnessed a crime.
Si – Laura Bari – Montreal, QC – 7min 30sec
An ode to a forgotten hero – an asylum seeker from Haiti, a husband, a father and a victim of the pandemic.
are you haunted, daddy? (about anxiety) – Guillaume Vallée – Montreal, QC – 2min 20sec
Vallée uses hand processed Super 8 film to depict various anxious states of mind reflecting a feeling of confusion and instability that the current pandemic has brought up.
Gerson Workout – Ryan McKenna – Montreal, QC – 3min 45sec
Filmmaker Ryan McKenna attempts to shoot a documentary about his ailing friend but life in quarantine is making it difficult.
Tire(d) – Daniel Cross – Dorval Island, St Lawrence River, QC – 2min 40sec
“Here I am sitting at the River, staring at this tire – buried in time, and wondering when I’ll get to move around again.”
Short film No. 6 – Larry Kent – Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, QC – 5min
An 87-year-old in lockdown has a broken keyboard and needs a friend to help buy a new one so he can apply for a creative relief fund.
To Limit the Spread – Noël Mitrani – Montreal, QC – 2min 55sec
A police van blares out instructions to people in the park through its speaker. Is everything forbidden
Advanced Search Terms – Daniel Barrow – Montreal, QC – 2min 35sec
The first in a series of interactive “digital puppet shows” or “visual poems” telling the story of a wealthy woman (Melania Trump anyone?) quarantined in a luxurious penthouse condominium.
The Comment progamme includes films by Brett Story, Yuqi Kang, John Greyson, Dana Inkster, Jorge Lozano, and Brenda Longfellow.