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Interview with a Free Man

Interview with a Free Man

| 6 min
5 Shorts Project
5 Shorts Project
2015 5 films

Launched by the NFB’s French Documentary Studio, the 5 Shorts Project seeks to discover new filmmaking talent from Quebec’s regions while exploring the short-form doc genre. Five directors are challenged to create a 4-to-5-minute short with a technical requirement. These independent, individual films will benefit from the cohort’s constructive reflection and interaction.


In this documentary short, several men go through a job interview eager to get a fresh start in life. With each question that's asked, we glimpse tiny snippets of their lives along with their hopes and fears. Nicolas Lévesque's Interview with a Free Man cleverly toys with viewers through its oblique narration, constantly upending our expectations.

This film is part of the The first edition. of the 5 Shorts Project, created by the National Film Board of Canada and produced in conjunction with Spirafilm, a Quebec cooperative dedicated to independent cinema.

The second edition can be found here.
The third edition can be found here.

  • director
    Nicolas Lévesque
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Colette Loumède
    Catherine Benoît



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Ages 15 to 18

Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Identity

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