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Et seul le roseau ruisselle à la lumière du jour

World Premiere

Et seul le roseau ruisselle à la lumière du jour

Mario Côté

Canada | 2023 | 17 min
Ukrainian |
Subtitles: French
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This film is part of the FIFA Experimental section program LES IMAGES TREMBLENT / DISQUIETED IMAGES.
Presented only in theatres

In 2023, Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevych created a new musical piece for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) led by conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt. During her creative residency in Montreal, she was faced with a heartbreaking work context. On one side, the tranquility of the banks of the St. Lawrence River and, on the other, a memory tormented by the Russian bombings on Kyiv. Based on a text by Ukrainian poet Oleh Lysheha, this musical work of great intensity, yet punctuated with heavy silences, shows snowy landscapes close to those of a disquieted Ukraine.
Director Mario Côté
Director of Photography Steeve Desrosiers
Music director Lorraine Vaillancourt
Editing Mario Côté
Camera Patrick Villeneuve, Steeve Desrosiers, Guillaume Carbonneau
Cast François Vallières, Lyne Allard, Julie Trudeau, Jeffrey Stonehouse, Élise Poulin, Michel Bettez, Yannick Chênevert, Julien Grégoire, Bruno Laurence Joyal, Antoine Mailloux, Carpentier Martin, Johanne Morin, Francis Perron, Simon Poirier, Gwénaëlle Ratouit
Calibrating Guillaume Carbonneau
Narration Alla Zagaykevych
Technical Direction Frédéric LeBel
Sound Keith McMullen
Sound mixing Keith McMullen
Music Alla Zagaykevych

In Partnership with

Concordia University /  Faculty of Fine Arts
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM)


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Friday, march 22, 2024, 06:00 p.m. — 08:00 p.m.


Mario Côté

Mario Côté

Mario Côté, painter, director of documents on art and experimental videos. He is the initiator of several multidisciplinary projects and author of texts on art. He is interested in encounters between artistic disciplines, but especially in those between the individuals who practice them. He has directed several documentaries on art, dance and philosophy. As examples, Claude Gosselin, témoignage à bâtons rompus (2023), John Heward, Words and Silence (2019), brief stories of mute stones, in collaboration with the choreographer Jeanne Renaud (2018), Écorces, récit-photo de Georges Didi-Huberman (2016) and Fernand Leduc: the words of painting (2013). He is currently producing a series of film documents based on works by Eastern European composers in collaboration with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Claude Gosselin, témoignage à bâtons rompus (2023)
La Femme ovale, chorégraphie Louise Bédard (2021)
Fernand Leduc : la peinture et les mots (2013)
La chambre qui attend, portrait d’Alain Fleischer écrivain (2008)
Les Saisons Sullivan, co-réalisation Françoise Sullivan (2007)

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