L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A


Kenneth J Harvey

Canada | 2021 | 7 min
Without dialogue |
Subtitles: English
Saturate them with yourself all ashamed and wet.” The words of poet Walt Whitman ring out in unison in Lacrimosa. Set to music by composer Andrew Staniland, this disturbing vanity plunges us into a world that is at once gloomy, cold, and utterly spare. Whitman, apparently humiliated by his sexuality, perhaps thought that the only way to release his shame was to shed blood. Shame pulsed through his body, stained his writing, to be discharged and stain every page.” A challenge met by the award-winning filmmaker, journalist, photographer, and international bestselling author Kenneth J. Harvey, who gives us the true essence of Whitmans work.
Other festivals:
Nickel Film Festival, Canada
Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Italy
Director Kenneth J Harvey
Author Walt Whitman
Director of Photography Kenneth J Harvey
Music Andrew Staniland

In Partnership with

Festival International de la Littérature
Les Librairies indépendantes du Québec, coopérative (LIQ)
Exit - Revue de Poésie
Salon du livre de Montréal


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Friday, march 24, 2023, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Kenneth J Harvey

Kenneth J Harvey

Two-time Canadian Screen Awards and Giller Prize nominee, Kenneth J. Harvey is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, photographer and international bestselling author. His films and TV programs have aired on CBC, Documentary Channel and NTV, and have screened at over seventy film festivals around the world, including Raindance, Hotdocs, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and TIFF Film Circuit. He grew up behind the camera and in the editing room with his father, Josiah, who trained at the National Film Board in Montreal. Harvey’s books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France. He has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Winterset Award, Italy’s Libro Del Mare, and has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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