Fronts froids

Lettre d’amour-haine adressée au climat de Vancouver, témoignant de l’expérience à la fois banale et palpitante que constitue la vie (la pluie) sur la Côte Ouest. Alors que des lambeaux de nuages s’accrochent et se déchirent sur les montagnes avoisinantes, dans le studio on continue de fabriquer des films. La pluie hivernale colore chaque facette de leur vie, mais les citadins s’en accommodent, brandissant leurs parapluies comme autant d’épées et combattant le déluge à grand renfort de manteaux et de chapeaux. Interprétation personnelle de l’expérience hivernale d’un homme, Fronts froids présente une vision kaléidoscopique du point d’impact entre ville et nature. Pourtant, tel un chaud baiser du soleil sur nos paupières closes, la promesse de l’été demeure.

Ce film a été produit en collaboration avec le COVAN et CODE Canada pour l’Olympiade culturelle 2010.

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Comments

  • Anu

    “This film is awesome.” — Anu, 23 Feb 2010

  • daraktos@yahoo.ca

    “Oh my god this film is so frightfully self indulgent I am compelled to leave a comment...I have lived in Vancouver and all I have to say is that the filmmaker has no idea what winter is, in fact I have to wonder if he is even Canadian at all...come live in Edmonton for a month in the dead of winter with temperatures topping out at a nice and dry minus 30 and you'll be begging for a week long torrential downpour. To me this movie says more about how people's perceptions about their immediate environment are shaped by the seeming instinctual compulsion for humans wherever they are to complain about the weather, how ever irrational it is do so. When you look at the climate of cities across this country, there is really only one city in this entire country that has a more liveable climate than Vancouver, and that's Victoria. ” — daraktos@yahoo.ca, 19 Feb 2010

  • Carolyn

    “Well, given how much it tries to fulfill VANOC criteria - which I am sure played a big part in how much advertisment is an influence - this flick is sure to disuade masses from buying skyline and waterfront here on my beloved, soft, grey, wet Westcoast. For this I thank the filmmakers. As for a film, pretty sad, bad soundtrack (high end frequency on computer is assaultive to the ears). Doesn't make me want to visit Vancouver - so this is good to keep those who can only thrive in sunny modes away!” — Carolyn, 16 Feb 2010

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Film Credits

script
Murray Siple
direction
Murray Siple
director of photography
Mike Mckinlay
editor
Murray Siple
George Faulkner
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Mat the Alien
re-recording engineer
Jamie Mahaffey

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