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FINLAND, France | 89 minutes | 2018

What on earth is the meaning of Finland’s most famous painting The Wounded Angel, created by Hugo Simberg in an insane asylum in 1903? Here’s a movie tailor-made for lovers of fantastical documentaries, thought-provoking oddball flicks, art, Finnish angels, elves, trolls and other little people, magic trees, madness and brain-teasers of all stripes. This cinematic essay in the form of a shamanic journey probes the idea of death and may even open the doors to the beyond. A strange investigation that will lead to much post-film discussion.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Q&A with filmmaker JEAN-MICHEL ROUX on October 10th and 11th

With the support ofFinnish Film Foundation .
In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

"... an investigation into the Finnish soul, its imagination, its personal and collective subconscious... a cinematographic essay, bringing together confessions and symbolist visions." France.fi

L'Étrange festival

Programs

Thursday October 10, 2019

Program #10
17:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Friday October 11, 2019

Program #39
21:20
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Jean Michel Roux

No biography

POHJOLAN ENKELI (2018) – 89’
ANGEL OF THE NORTH
Documentary in Finland
Coproduction : Making Movies Oy - Mezzanine Films



LES MYSTERES DU SNÆFFELLSJÖKULL (2009) – 46’
THE MYSTERIES OF SNÆFFELLSJÖKULL
Documentary in Iceland
Coproduction : H.ODDSSON EHF - Mezzanine Films


LE CŒUR DE LA TERRE (2009) – 12’
THE HEART OF THE EARTH
Fantastic tale
Coproduction : Mezzanine Films – H.ODDSSON EHF


ENQUÊTE SUR LE MONDE INVISIBLE (2002) – 90’
INVESTIGATION INTO THE INVISIBLE WORLD
Documentary in Iceland
Coproduction : Noé Productions – BAC Films – SNC – TPS


LES MILLE MERVEILLES DE L’UNIVERS (1997) – 87’
THE THOUSAND WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Science fiction
Coproduction : Studio Canal - France 3 Cinéma - Transfilm
Starring Tcheky Karyo, Julie Delpy, Maria de Medeiros, Féodor Atkine,
Chick Ortéga, Pascale Bussières
Writers: Régine Abadia - Alexis Galmot - Jean Michel Roux


ELFLAND (1997) – 25’
Documentary on the Elves in Iceland


TROP PRÈS DES DIEUX (1992) – 25’
TOO NEAR THE GODS
Science fiction
Starring Tcheky Karyo, Richard Bohringer,
Féodor Atkine, François Hadji-Lazaro, Dominique Valladié





LA VOIX DU DÉSERT (1987) – 12’
THE VOICE OF THE DESERT
Fantasy fiction
Starring Dominique Pinon, Catherine Frot,
Yann Collette, Howard Vernon, Muni, Michel Didym et Muriel Mayette


QUARTIER SAUVAGE (1984) – 15’
WILD DISTRICT
Fantasy fiction
Starring Michel Didym, Muriel Mayette, Nox et Bérurier Noir

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Jean Michel Roux
  • Producer Kaarle Aho, Mathieu Bompoint, Kai Nordberg
  • Cast Wimme Saari, Niklas Karlsen, Janne Aikio

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