Exile to the Wild West

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Canada
Duration
60min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Canada, Iqaluit...

They arrive on an island of rock, close to the arctic circle, with the desire to start over. The Great North is supposed to be a place where their lives can lay fallow. The hope is to eventually leave and begin anew. Instead, they cannot leave. They never leave.
Regardless of whence they came, or what they did, they are now taxi drivers in a city surrounded by impenetrable snow. Alone behind the wheel, they drive night and day in literal circles around the “ring road”, a loop of asphalt around ten kilometers long. The hours are long, and the redundancy is broken only by the time spent thinking of the life that awaits them back south.

Exile to the Far West is a story of solitude and hope set in a frozen land.

Details

  • Original title
    Exile to the Wild West
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sophie Fortier
  • DOP
    Donat Chabot
  • Editing
    Aube Foglia, Catherine Legault
  • Music
    Christ
  • Sound
    Sophie Fortier
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone à Vancouver, canada
    • RVQC, Montréal, Québec
    • Festival des films du monde de Sherbrooke, Québec
  • Awards
    • Trace de vie - Prix Université Blaise-Pascal

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