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"CONTACT" Requiem for a Word

"CONTACT" Requiem for a Word

An investigation into how language is changing in the age of COVID-19. The complete upheaval of social relationships today is leading to the reinterpretation of certain terms, which have suddenly taken on a fatal connotation. This film is a funeral mass in memory of the word “contact.”

Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .

  • director
    Olivier D. Asselin
  • writer
    Olivier D. Asselin
  • participation
    Frédérique Bernier
    Pascale Delhaes
    Charles Gagnon
    Carmen Garcia
    Jonathan Shultz
    Florence Thomas
  • producer
    Pierre-Mathieu Fortin
  • cinematographer
    Josué Bertolino
  • editing
    Yousra Benziane
  • music
    Jean-Olivier Bégin
  • sound design
    Patrice LeBlanc
  • actor
    Maxime Labrecque
  • additional images
    Olivier D. Asselin
  • location sound
    Olivier D. Asselin
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Marie-Josée Gourde
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles design
    Daphnée Brisson-Cardin
  • infographics
    Alain Ostiguy
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • senior production coordinator
    Joëlle Lapointe
  • production coordinator
    Alexandra Bourque
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • studio coordinator
    Gabrielle Dupont
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Nathalie Cloutier



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