Tectonic plates

Direction
Year 
1992
Country
  • Canada
Duration
104min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In Tectonic Plates, the single image of plate tectonics – the inexorable shifting of the landmasses that support the earth's continents – becomes a metaphor for the evolution of human life and culture, and the forces and restraints that shape the way we think, act and feel.

The story criss-crosses the globe, following the seemingly random yet intricate interactions of events and individuals that shape the life of a French Canadian painter, Madeleine. As Madeleine's memories, visions and collisions with others shift through both time and space – from continent to continent, epoch to epoch – the film explores the relative and ephemeral nature of our political, cultural, sexual and personal boundaries.

Tectonic Plates is a complex and evocative voyage into the geology of human behaviour that explores, explodes and cross-fertilizes theatrical and cinematic forms.

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Details

  • Original title
    Tectonic plates
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Michael Benson (Waiter), Normand Bissonnette (Kevin/Chopin), Céline Bonnier (Constance), Boyd Clack (Rhys), John Cobb (Auctioneer), Lorraine Côté (Skadi/George Sand), Richard Fréchette (Antoine), Emma Davie (Psychoanalyst), Marie Gignac (Madeleine), Rober
  • DOP
    Miroslaw Baszak, Peter Mettler
  • Editing
    Mike Munn
  • Music
    Michel Gosselin, Frédéric Chopin, Yuval Fichman
  • Sound
    Jane Tattersall, Marta Nielson, Peter Mettler
  • Duration
    104 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    1992
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Rotterdam IFF
    • Jerusalem IFF
    • Toronto IFF
    • Montreal IFF
  • Awards
    • Catholic Jury Prize, “Best Film of the Festival,” International Film Festival of Mannheim, Germany, 1993
    • Grand Prize, “Most Creative or Innovative Film of the Festival,” Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
    • Grand Prize, “Most Innovative Film of the Festival,” Festival International de Cinema de Figura Da Foz, Portugal, 1993

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