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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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Michelle, Pedro Pires & Robert Lepage, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Pedro Pires
    Robert Lepage
  • producer
    Lynda Beaulieu
    Johanne Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon