Antoine

Direction
Year
2009
Country
  • Canada
Duration
83min
Audio Tracks
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Antoine, private eye from Montréal, runs, drives, makes decisions and captures sounds. Antoine is five years old and he is blind.
“Antoine is a daring, poetic, and playful docudrama that intimately explores the life of this brilliant and unique boy who is fully integrated into the regular school system in Montreal. Director Laura Bari, with Antoine’s help, skillfully presents children’s uninhibited and creative thought processes while creating an extensive sensory experience for the viewer. Antoine treats his blindness as a minor interference—he’s an embracer of life, not afraid to ingest every possible moment. An inspiration to children and adults alike, Antoine’s real and imaginary lives are cleverly intertwined in this debut film, creating an homage to human resilience, optimism, and creativity.” Sara Nodjoumi, TriBeCa Film Festival

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Details

  • Original title
    Antoine
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Laura Bari
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Laura Bari
  • Editing
    Sophie Farkas Bolla, Laura Bari
  • Music
    Ramachandra Borcar
  • Sound
    Antoine Houang, Stephane Bergeron
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • EYESTEELFILM - BESOFILM
      • Canada
  • Distribution
      • The National Film Board of Canada
      • 3155, Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse
      • H4N 2N4 Saint-Laurent (Québec)
      • Canada
      • tel: +1-514-496-7306
      • e-mail: stephane.bousquet@onf-nfb.gc.ca
  • Festivals
    • Göteborg International FIlm Festival
    • Göteborg, Sweden
    • Mar del Plata International Film Festival
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • Vancouver International FIlm Festival
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Kos International Health Film Festival “Ippokratis”
    • Feature length Film competition
    • Kos, Greece
    • Seoul, North Korea
    • Reykjavik International Film Festival
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Salt Lake City Film Festival
    • Salt Lake City, USA
    • IO, Isabella International Film Week
    • Maratea, Italy
    • Festival International de Film des des Femmes de Créteil
    • Créteil, France
    • Tribeca Film Festival
    • New York City, USA
    • Thessaloniki Film Festival
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
    • January 2010
    • November 2009
    • November 2009
    • October 2009
    • September 2009
    • EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF 2009)
    • September 2009
    • September 2009
    • August 2009
    • August 2009
    • May 2009
    • April 2009
    • March 2009
    • 2008
  • Awards
    • Sand Diego Asian FIlm Festival
    • Winner of Jury Special Award
    • San Diego, USA
    • October 2009
    • Docupolis International Documentary Film Festival Of Barcelona
    • Winner of Honorific Award for the Best Experimental Documentary
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • October 2009
    • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
    • Winner of The DOVE TALENT of Leipzig DOK
    • Leipzig, Germany
    • October 2009
    • Emotion Pictures
    • Winner of First Special Jury Prize
    • Athens, Greece
    • June 2009
    • Hot docs
    • Winner of Lindalee Tracy Award
    • Toronto, Canada
    • May 2009
    • RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
    • Special Jury Mention
    • Montreal, Canada
    • November 2008

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