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<i>Les Signes Vitaux (Vital Signs)</i>. 2009. Canada. Directed by Sophie Deraspe
  • Vital Signs

    2009. Canada. Sophie Deraspe. 87 min.

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Vital Signs

    2009. Canada. Written and directed by Sophie Deraspe. With Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Francis Ducharme, Danielle Ouimet, Marie Brassard. Deraspe, whose debut feature, Missing Victor Pellerin, was a highlight of Canadian Front 2009, returns with her award-winning sophomore drama, about a young woman’s need for self-sacrifice. Simone, who works in a nursing home in Quebec City, finds comfort in being with the dying. Her boyfriend doesn’t understand Simone’s experiences, and tension escalates between them. Simone is played by a non-actor, and the boyfriend by a professional; the filmmaker uses their interactions to investigate the line between reality and narrative fabrication. In French; English subtitles. 87 min.

In the Film exhibition Canadian Front 2011

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