EXIL AU FAR WEST – SPIRA59 min, documentary, Canada, 2017
Directed bySophie Fortier
Produced byPériphéria Productions - Philip Kalin-Hajdu / Yanick Létourneau
They arrive on an island of rock, close to the arctic circle, with the desire to start over. The Great North is supposed to be a place where their lives can lay fallow. The hope is to eventually leave and begin anew. Instead, they cannot leave. They never leave.
Regardless of whence they came, or what they did, they are now taxi drivers in a city surrounded by impenetrable snow. Alone behind the wheel, they drive night and day in literal circles around the “ring road”, a loop of asphalt around ten kilometers long. The hours are long, and the redundancy is broken only by the time spent thinking of the life that awaits them back south.
Exile to the Far West is a story of solitude and hope set in a frozen land.
Director and screenplay : Sophie Fortier
Cinematographer : Donat Chabot
Editor: Aube Foglia / Catherine Legault
Sound : Sophie Fortier
Sound mix : Luc Bouchard
Sound editor : Patrice Leblanc
Music : Christ
This film is part of the SPIRA COLLECTION. For more information about SPIRA, please go on https://www.spira.quebec/en/
Biography to come