Creative-documentary, HD 82 min., color, VO French, English sbt.,
first film, Montréal, 2009
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.
Director and writer
Sound editor/ mix
Mila Aung-Thwin & Daniel Cross,
Laura Bari & Antoine Houang
MercuryMedia International 6
Distribution Canada, United States
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* 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.
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, United States, August 2009, Kos International Health Film Festival, Greece, Septembre 2009, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, Septembre, 2009, EBS International Documentary Festival, Korea, Septembre 2009, Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, October 2009, Sheffield DOC\FEST, United Kingdom, Novembre 2009, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, Novembre 2009, IDFA, Doc for sales, Holland, Novembre 2009, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, February 2010, Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey, February 2010, Rendez Vous du Cinéma Québecois, Canada, February 2010, DOX BOX, film festival, Syrie, 2010, Festival international de films de Punta del Este, Uruguay, 2010, Festival international de films pour enfants, Taiwan, 2010, La Habana Film Festival, Cuba, 2010, Traverse City Intenational Film Festival, United States, 2011.