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On Earth as It Is in Heaven



The old man is a widower who spent his life as a farmer, working in the fields. Now he is alone, living in an old folks home. Through beautiful image and sound this film evokes his memories as they turn again and again to his wife and the woods and meadows in which they spent their youth. The director, who is also the cameraman, scriptwriter, editor, and composer displays an extraordinary, multi-faceted talent.



Hervé Demers is a photographer and a filmmaker living in Montreal, Canada. His first short films were selected by over 60 international festivals, garnering honours such as the Tamashii (“Soul”) Award at the CON-CAN Movie Festival in Japan and the award for best emerging filmmaker at the 61st Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival in Canada. He is currently working on his first photo series titled “Early Suns”.
Screening / Award history:
[ Le Grand Sault / The Grand Falls ]

* Viola M. Marshall Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film
– Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2010, United States

* Jury Prize – Best Short Film
– Jaipur International Film Festival, 2010, India

* Special Jury Prize – Yosemite International Film Festival, 2010, United States

* Special Jury Prize – Best Cinematography Award
– Faludi International Youth Film Festival, 2009, Hungary

Raindance Film Festival, 2010, London, United Kingdom
Singapore Short Film Festival, 2010, Singapore
Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, 2010, Germany
Musée de la Civilisation, 2010, Québec, Canada
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2010, United States
Budapest Short Film Festival, 2010, Hungary
Festival « A Film For Peace », 2010, Medea, Italy
Indianapolis International Film Festival, 2010, United States
Athens Video Art Festival, 2010, Greece
Okanagan International Film Festival, 2010, British Columbia, Canada
Cape Winelands Film Festival, 2010, South Africa
21st Ankara International Film Festival, 2010, Turkey
Cégep de Granby – Haute-Yamaska, 2010, Québec, Canada
Jaipur International Film Festival, 2010, India
Videoformes Clermont-Ferrand, 2010, France
Skepto International Film Festival, 2010, Italy
Tirana International Film Festival, DIGIART Competition, 2009, Albania


4 people voted

2008-07-22 03:23:25

Beautiful and profound film, very mature subject matter, researched visuals, poetic.

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