VILLE NEUVE | FÉLIX DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE
It’s the middle of the 1995 referendum campaign. After a fight in Montreal, Joseph, a troubled man, moves into a friend’s house in Gaspésie. He even convinces his ex, who stayed in Montreal with their son, to join him. For his first animated feature – made with more than 80,000 India ink drawings – with the voices of Robert Lalonde and Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Transatlantique) transforms the essay form by making a gentle, melancholy and utterly unclassifiable film, highlighting the resonances between emotional uncertainty and political doubt.