Love In The Time Of Civil War

Directed By : Rodrigue Jean

Canada / 2014 / 120 min

Technical Details :

Cast :

Alexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Lefebvre, Catherine-Audrey Lachapelle, Ana Christina Alva, Eric Robinoux

Produced By :

Transmar Films

Music By :

Sylvain Bellemare

Language :

French

Festivals & Awards :

Festivals :

Official Selection – TIFF 2014
Official Selection – FICFA 2014
Official Selection – Porto Queer IFF
Official Selection – MIX Mexico

In Competition – FNC 2014

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Synopsis :

Alex, a young addict who still nurtures a few dreams, sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them caught in the same spiral of compulsion. Marginalized by society yet hostage to its market logic, they are the fallen angels of a dark and violent time. Ghosts stripped of past and future, they roam, buffeted by the whims of the eternal now — a journey they undertake in defiant solitude punctuated by bouts of fevered consumption. Yet their beauty somehow survives, rebellious amid the ruins. From one fix to the next, desire becomes a life raft, a port in the storm as their bodies, exultant, seek to avenge the humiliation to which they are condemned. Orphans of a wild tribe, they live and love, restless vagrants in the shadows of society’s comfort and indifference. To paraphrase Jean Genet, Love in The Time Of Civil War gives a voice to the unexpressed.

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