A Woman Torn in Half (2018-2019)
Hélène is packing the contents of her flat. She does so elegantly,
meticulously, smuggling her private sense of beauty into the labor.
She has managed to tame her solitude, but her belongings provoke
recollections, reminders of an unintended past: a child she never
thought she could love, a lover she never thought she should find.
Her memory is held and drawn in the irreconcilable nature of her two loves.
Even after so long, things have not changed:
she is haunted and torn beyond mending.
Narrative short film • Runtime: 20:00 • Full HD Video • Color
Aspect ratio: 1,66:1 • Languages: French and English
Screenwriting: Geneviève Guernier and Marco Joubert
Directing, photography, editing, sound design, production:
Production assistance: Geneviève Guernier
Technical and directing assistance: Matthew Powell
Additional technical assistance: William McQuarrie
Interpretation: Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi, Myriam Herman, Steve Pilarezik,
Geneviève Guernier, Sienna Kuiper and Axelle Roy-Beaulieu
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Winner: Silver Remi Award, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival,
Houston, United States, 2020
Official Selection, Alternative Film Territory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2019
Official Selection, Festival Cinemística, Granada, Spain, 2019
Official Selection, International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2019
Semi-finalist, International Moving Film Festival, Abadan, Iran, 2019
Semi-finalist, Realtime International Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria, 2020
First Round Selection, The Lift-Off Sessions, Iver, United Kingdom, 2019
Corrala de Santiago, Granada, Spain, 11/2019
Kairali Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 06/2019
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