As part of the 12th Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, the Festival du nouveau cinema is proud to copresent The Sound of Insects – Records of a Mummy by Swiss filmmaker Peter Liechti. Between documentary and fiction, The Sound of Insects tells the astonishing tale of a Japanese hunter in a remote and idyllic forest who committed suicide by self-imposed starvation. His mummified corpse was found along with a detailed journal of his agony. Based on this journal, filmmaker Peter Liechti built a tantalizing exploration of the mysteries of death.
The Sound of Insects – Record of a Mummy is preceded by the short film Ali Shan by Yung Chang. The two films will be presented at the Cinéma Parallèle on Saturday November 21st, at 15:00 (3536, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal). For more information on the RIDM: http://www.ridm.qc.ca