Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World: The Subway

In this animated film without words, filmmaker Pierre Hébert and musicians Robert Lepage and René Lussier worked together, and separately, in their respective media. This cinema/music performance recreates, impressionistically, the dehumanizing environment of the urban subway. Drawings etch the outlines of people hurtling through space in underground tunnels. The soundtrack, elemental and atonal, gives compelling expression to their alienation.

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Film Credits

director
Pierre Hébert
producer
Robert Forget
camera
Michael Cleary
Pierre Landry
editing
Pierre Bernier
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
music
Robert M. Lepage
René Lussier

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