Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Don't Miss 'Day Before Yesterday'


As you've probably heard it, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois has already begun. However, if you're a fan of shorts you may want to consider having a look at Day Before Yesterday, a 11-minute short directed by Patricia Chica.


In the story, a woman (Michelle Boback) is found unconscious in the middle of downtown Montreal. Since she seems to suffer from a memory loss, she's taken to a police precinct. Besides, she's interrogated by two officers (Jacques Godin and Richard Robitaille) who try hard to find out who she is despite the gargantuan lack of clues.


Honestly, I'm not the kind of person you'd expect to review a short. However, Patricia Chica's work positively astonishes us by its production value. Obviously, from its cinematography to the care for the details (ex: the use of a free newspaper that actually exists), this short can certainly amaze us as much as a feature film. However, the short is - well - too short for its own sake for its interesting concept could be adapted into a web series, because the leading character's mysterious past is worth exposing.

Anyway, that was my two cents worth thoughts.

The short will be screened at the Cinémathèque québécoise (in the Claude-Jutra room) on February 20, 2010 at 9:45 PM. For those who don't know, the Cinémathèque québécoise is in Montreal and can be found at the 335, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est.

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Here are other informations about the short.

* Nominated by Danny Lennon for Best Quebec short of 2009 - Prix Prends ça court!
* Best Film - Director's Chair Film Festival, NYC
* Best Director - Director's Chair Film Festival, NYC
* Best Actress - Director's Chair Film Festival, NYC
* Best Sound - Director's Chair Film Festival, NYC


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