Antoine

Creative-documentary, HD 82 min., color, VO French, English sbt.,

first film, Montréal, 2009   www.antoine-film.com

A sensitive and poetical portrait of the real and imaginary life of Antoine, a boy detective who runs, drives, hosts radio shows and adores simultaneous telephone conversations. Over the course of two years he uses a mini-boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds surrounding him. In this manner he co-created the sound track of this film. This child, who is of Vietnamese origin, was born one hundred days prematurely. He is integrated into the regular school system in Montreal, with unprecedented success

Antoine is five years old and he is blind.

crew
 

Written, directed and produced       Laura Bari
Executive producers                      Mila Aung-Thwin & Daniel Cross,

                                                EYESTEELFILM

Editor                                        Sophie Farkas-Bolla             
Image                                        Laura Bari
Sound rec                                   Laura Bari & Antoine Houang
Sound editor/ mix                         Stéphane Bergeron
Music                                         Ramachandra Borcar

International Distribution   

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PRIZES


* Special Jury  Mention, RIDM, Montreal; Lindalee Tracey Award, Hot Docs, Toronto, First Special Jury Prize, Emotions Pictures, Athens; Honorific Prize, Best Experimental Documentary,  Docupolis, Barcelona, Spain Special Jury Award, San Diego Asian Film Festival, California, EEUU; Talent Competition Dove,  Leipzig DOK, Germany; Prix Jean Pierre et Yolande Perreault,  Rendez Vous du Cinéma Québecois, Montréal; Special Jury Prize - DOC Planet, Varsovie, Poland; Audience Award , 13 Auburn Child and young Adults int. film festival; Merit Award, Culture! Disability! Talent!, Barclay, EEUU; Jury Honorific Prize, “Cinéma vérité” int documentary Film Festival, Tehran.

FESTIVALS


Tribeca Film, New York, April 2009, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Grece, March 2009, Fest. Int de Films de Femmes, France, March 2009, Salt Lake City Film Festival, EEUU, August '09, Kos International Health Film Festival, Greece, Sept '09, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, Sept, '09, EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul, Korea, Sept '09, Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, October '09, Sheffield DOC\FEST, UK Nov 09, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, Nov '09, IDFA, Doc for sales, Amsterdam, Nov '09, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, Feb 2010, Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey, Feb 2010, Rendez Vous du Cinéma Québecois, Montréal, Feb 2010,  DOX BOX, film festival, Damas, Syrie, '10, Festival international de films de Punta del Este, Uruguay 2010, Festival international de films pour enfants, Taipei, Taiwan 2010, La Habana Film Festival, Cuba 2010., Traverse City Intenational Film Festival, EEUU 2011.