L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Best Short Film Prize, FIFA 2023

Pendulum is Haitian multidisciplinary artist Manuel Mathieus first film. It depicts the search for an equilibrium between the past and an uncertain future. A woman knowledge keeper carries on her shoulders her most precious legacy: the liberation of her soul. This legacy sets in motion a spiritual choreography in which a group of men master their own freedom as they confront the complexities of their humanity. In the midst of this perpetual exorcism, they assimilate their liberation under a shower of white comets. What will remain of their essence? A new day begins.

In presence of the film crew on March 14, 2023 at Théâtre Outremont in Montral
In presence of the film crew o on March 22, 2023 at Musée national des beaux-arts in Québec in Quebec City
Director Manuel Mathieu
Director of Photography Jonathan Auger
Production Kimberley Ann Surin
Artistic Direction Manuel Mathieu
Artistic director's assistant Zoé Roux
Make Up Artist Sandrine Takam
Editing Walid Jabri
Colorization Ismael Ouattara
Sound Samuël Jordy-Larouche
Costumes Zoé Roux
Manager Kevin Ranely


• Théâtre Outremont
Tuesday, march 14, 2023, 07:30 p.m. — 09:30 p.m.
• Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Wednesday, march 22, 2023, 07:00 p.m. — 09:00 p.m.


Manuel Mathieu

Manuel Mathieu

Born in Haiti (1986) and based in Montréal since the age of 19, Manuel Mathieu is a multidisciplinary artist whose poetic and pictorial research investigates themes of historical violence, erasure, nature and spiritual legacy. Pendulum is the first public presentation of his film work. Like his paintings, sculptures and installations, this movie is part of a quest for phenomenological encounters that question the power relations that define us. The vibratory effect of his work offers alternative methods of apprehending the world. A graduate of Goldsmith’s College (London), he has been exhibiting for several years around the world.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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Théâtre Outremont

Tuesday, march 14, 2023, 07:30 p.m.

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