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The Physics of Sorrow

2019 27 min
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The Physics of Sorrow is a potent portrait of a dislocated generation struggling to find home as they shift through everchanging personal and geographic landscapes.

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The Physics of Sorrow



The Physics of Sorrow tracks an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.
  • direction
    Theodore Ushev
  • based on the book
    Guéorgui Gospodinov
  • writing
    Theodore Ushev
  • voice
    Rossif Sutherland
  • editing
    Theodore Ushev
  • production
    Marc Bertrand
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • additional voice
    Donald Sutherland
    Manuel Tadros
    Theodore Ushev
  • consultant
    Anca Damian
    Guéorgui Gospodinov
  • translation
    Helge Dascher
    Karen Lynn Houle
  • revision
    Mélanie Gleize
  • copyright clearance
    Sylvia Mezei
  • short film program manager
    Hélène Vayssières
  • technical direction
    Pierre Plouffe
    Éric Pouliot
  • technical specialist - animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • technical coordination
    Jean-François Laprise
  • foley
    Nicolas Gagnon
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mix
    Isabelle Lussier
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • associate producer
    Anne-Marie Bousquet
    Mylène Augustin
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
  • studio coordinator
    Michèle Labelle
    Laetitia Seguin
  • marketing
    Geneviève Bérard
  • executive producer
    Julie Roy

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Ages 16 to 18
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