Archive of films Wars / Guerres

Canada
2021, 84 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Year: 2021

When Emma turns twenty, she decides to join the army. Not only does she want to follow in her father’s footsteps, but she also yearns to rid herself of an oppressive sense of existential emptiness. Although the army’s harsh discipline helps her break free, she slowly discovers that she cannot suppress all her emotions in this male society.


Synopsis

When Emma turns twenty, she decides to join the army. Not only does she want to follow in her father’s footsteps, but she also yearns to rid herself of an oppressive sense of existential emptiness. In the army’s environment of harsh discipline, she submits to its repressive rules, but these cannot suppress the feelings she has towards Sergeant Richard. In Nicolas Roy’s directorial debut, the military becomes the stage for his characters’ inner struggles as they reach the limits of their values and standards. They are opposites, but perhaps that is why they cannot exist without one another. Roy’s focus on nonverbal communication, combined with the expressive acting of Éléonore Loiselle and David La Haye, adds to the evocative power of Wars, making it an almost hypnotically concentrated spectacle.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Nicolas Roy. Selected filmography: Novembre (2001, short), Léo (2003, short), Sad Day (Jour sans joie, 2009, short), It Is Nothing (Ce n’est rien, 2011, short), Wars (Guerres, 2021).

Contacts

Be For Films
Avenue des Villas, 28 boite 0A, 1060, Brussel
Belgium
Tel: +32 489 802 123, +33 614 343 755
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.beforfilms.com

Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier
Tel: +32 477 982 584
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Barevný, DCP
World premiéra

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
   
Director: Nicolas Roy
Screenplay: Cynthia Tremblay
Dir. of Photography: Philippe Roy
Editor: Nicolas Roy
Art Director: Maxime Normand
Producer: Nicolas Comeau
Production: 1976 productions
Cast: David La Haye, Éléonore Loiselle
Sales: Be For Films
Contact: Brigitta Portier

Guests

Nicolas Roy

Film Director

David LaHaye

Actor


Cynthia Tremblay

Screenwriter

Brigitta Portier

Publicist


YouTube

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