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On Earth as It Is in Heaven

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ABOUT THE FILM

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.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Canada
Activities:
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

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http://www.hervedemers.com

4 people voted

Homogenik
2008-07-22 03:23:25

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

Hana
2008-07-18 16:23:54

静かだが、深い意味が入ってる映画でした。

はあと
2008-07-09 15:01:49

白い光の使い方がとってもきれいだなーと感じました。静かな部屋で見たい作品ですね。

urawareds90
2008-07-09 12:51:09

孤独感をうまく表現しており、残された老人の生き様が現実的に描かれている。そのまま終わると思いきや、老人は孤独感を乗り越え残された時間を生きてゆく。シンプルな構成だが、ディレクターはしっかりと視聴者に主題と自分の思いを伝えている。また、風景の撮り方がうまく、エンディングでの音楽がすごく合っている。