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|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
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|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
To find light, we must first journey through the darkness. A sombre and beautiful autobiographical story that follows a young girl’s bus ride home in winter. Drifting between real and imagined events in her past and present, the girl travels towards some semblance, however complex and uncertain, of self-discovery and rebirth. Using a mix of time-lapse photography with ink and pastels, Simard creates a haunting, compassionate exploration of the pain and fragility of addiction and existence.
On her way back home, a girl comes across the landscape within herself through the blurred view of a twilight evening. The grass wavering along with the wind outside the windows calmly shakes her emotions, and the vibration gradually moves deep into her inner self. The film is edited in a way that freely links light with darkness and real with abstract images, lyrically portraying the girl’s consciousness going back and forth between reality and imagination. My little underground is a poetic animation that captures a rare moment when the senses of life come to life amidst repetitive routines. [LEE Hyo-jeong]
Elise SIMARDElise SIMARD
Born in 1976 in Montreal, Canada. While completing a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Elise SIMARD came across animation. Since her debut film, The Occupant (2007), she has created four other films: Afloat at Dawn (2009), As Above, So Below(2009), La Traversée (2010), and her latest, the dark and haunting My little underground(2012).