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Impetus

Impetus

Jennifer Alleyn

Canada | 2018 | 1 h 34 min
French, English |
Subtitles: English
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In the process of her ongoing film shoot in New York City, a filmmaker finds herself questioning the origin of impulsion. As she tries to overcome loss through creation, an unexpected event enlightens her journey.
Director of Photography Jennifer Alleyn, Étienne Boilard
Editing Emma Bertin
Cast Pascale Bussières, Emmanuel Schwartz
Sound MarieBrunoClaude Pucella,
Music Edouard Ferlet
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Jennifer Alleyn

Jennifer Alleyn

Jennifer Alleyn is an Award winning Swiss-Canadian filmmaker. She toured the world with her camera alone for the CBC program The Race around the world. She co-directed Cosmos, which received the CICEA prize in Cannes in 1997 and a Canada’s selection for the Oscars in 1997. Her short film Svanok won Best Short Fiction Award at New York IFF. In 2008, her documentary My Father’s Studio, won Best Canadian work at the 26th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) as well as a Gemeaux Prize and Jutra Prize for Best Documentary. Ten times Dix about painter Otto Dix, received the ARTV Springboard to the World Award at FIFA. She presented a first installation at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the writer Nancy Huston in 2011 and in 2016, she exhibited her work in Switzerland. She wrote, directed and shot Yakoutie, her first hybrid feature released in 2018, a cinematic exploration which blurs the frontiers of cinema-vérité and fiction.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Impetus (2018); Respondere (2016); La terre nous est étroite (2014); A few lost words (2013); Ten times Dix (2011); My father’s studio (2008); Jacques Monory’s imaginary life (2006); Svanok (2005); Les Rossy (2002); Imaginer le rien (2001); Le regard de Delphine (2000); Cosmos (1996)

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