Michelle

  • Robert Lepage & Pedro Pires,
  • ,
  • 31 min

In this short film, our protagonist Michelle suffers from schizophrenia and has just come out of a psychiatric institution. Finding refuge in the Quebec bookstore where she works, this tortured poet seems almost serene. But no one knows what she sees and hears when she lets her gaze drift. The ghosts, the self-inflicted wounds, the paranoia: they still weigh on her. When a student wanders into the bookstore, Michelle rediscovers her love of creating with words. Through this chance meeting of two completely different people, Michelle gradually finds her way out of the darkness.

This short film is part of Triptych, a contemporary urban saga based on Robert Lepage's epic theatre piece Lipsynch.

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Film Credits

director
Pedro Pires
Robert Lepage
producer
Lynda Beaulieu
Johanne Bergeron

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