Using an experimental approach that combines biographical, documentary, and fictional techniques, this video-film lets us see through the eyes of someone who, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm, becomes a prisoner of his own body within a time and space beyond his control. 

Working from fragments, this is a journey to try to piece together a blacked-out memory — that of the director's brother. 40 day countdown reassembles the recollections and testimonies of the people who spent time with him during the forty days in which he was plunged into a waking coma.

Portugese and Spanish versions available.

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  • Quarante jours à rebours

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  • Groupe Intervention Video logo