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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition


Directed by: 
Cinema Elvire Popesco - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 18:00
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:30
Written by: 
Nellie Carrier
Patricia Gagnon, Claudia Chan Tak, Greg Selinger, Léo Coupal-Lafleur
Hugo Gendron
Philippe Gariépy
Ivann Uruena
Charles B. White
Nellie Carrier
Audrey Laroche
Travelling, les films qui voyagent
There's absence and then there's emptiness, and with Néants the distinction between the two is made excruciatingly clear in four convincing and cinematically disturbing studies of loneliness. The characters endure loss in spaces once familiar and now devoid of any other human presence, but filled with relics of their formerly populated lives. Their bodies squirm as the wave of dispair rises in a crescendo masterly conducted by Nellie Carrier up to an anticlimax. In the end, we see four people wiping away the traces of their moment of distress and resuming their now futile existence. Until the next fall. (Adina Marin, BIEFF 2017)

Nellie Carrier

After studies in cinema and several years as a dancer, Québécoise artist Nellie Carrier makes her filmmaker debut with Néants, a short film presented in numerous festivals around the world. Her work is an exploration of territories lying between fiction and experimentation. She also works as a producer for short and feature films.

Festivals, awards: 
  • Creation Award - Fiver Dance Competition, Spain 2016
  • Special Mention - Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec 2015
  • Cinedans - Dance on Screen Festival Amsterdam 2016
  • Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece 2016
  • Dance on Camera, USA 2016
  • Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan 2016
  • Hong Kong Jumping Frames 2016
  • Screendance Stockholm, Sweden 2016
  • Loikka Dance Film Festival, Finland 2016
  • Grande Rencontre des Arts Médiatiques en Gaspésie, Québec 2016
  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2015
  • Leeds Film Festival, United Kingdom 2015
Director's statement:
I like to explore turning points in life and to look into the subtleties of the feelings related to those moments, as if the time had been suddenly frozen. Néants is an exploration of a specific moment in life, when you find yourself alone after a rupture, when you’re confronted with the sudden absence of meaning. (Nellie Carrier)