Canada presents itself from its most fearful side. The road towards the endpoint of civilisation is long and hard. These shorts selected by Festival de nouveau cinéma Montreal illustrate the rocky way one has to go to get there.
Matthew Rankin launches a failed campaign of absolute inter-human solidarity entirely in Esperanto, the artificial language of world peace.
| 2 minutes | 2015
A re-reading of the expo's symbol of the globe evokes not only memories of the era's pride in technological progress, but also emphasize the aesthetic force if its celebration.
| 9 minutes | 2015
Only the electrifying courage and love of Québec nationalism can save the citizens of Winnipeg from committing mass suicide.
| 16 minutes | 2012
The Broken Altar is a portrait of open-air theaters documented under the strange light of day, emptied of the once present hum of human voices, radioed-in soundtracks and tires on gravel.
| 20 minutes | 2014
Following a nuclear explosion that transforms the voices of the inhabitants of an island, a Finnish journalist goes there to find a hermit with mysterious powers.
| 7 minutes | 2015
The 1981 short that crystallized Paizs's deeply ironic style stars the director himself as a dark presence in sunny suburbia.
| 25 minutes | 1983
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