Synopsis

Friends Christian, 63, and Bruce, 71, each have their burden to bear: Christian suffers from a genetic condition that severely impairs his vision and makes his skin hypersensitive to sunlight, while Bruce is hard of hearing and bipolar. But both men share a dream: to fly, defy gravity, rise up against the limitations of their bodies. As a very thorough and rational person, Christian has mastered the techniques of paragliding, and, after years of struggle, he has been given permission to fly on his own. He is now persuading the more erratic and turbulent Bruce to do the same and follow him all the way to Mont Blanc. An intimate and unsettling portrait of two non-conforming individuals, this documentary with Beckettian undertones takes us on a bracing journey into luminous celestial heights and the dark intricacies of the human psyche.

Credits
Director: Matthieu Brouillard
Script: Matthieu Brouillard
Cinematographer: Matthieu Brouillard
Picture Editor: Michel Giroux
Sound Recordist: Matthieu Brouillard
Mixing: Jean Paul Vialard (ONF)
Sound designer: Adrien Kessler
Music: Shawn Persinger
Art Direction: Matthieu Brouillard

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Screening Formats

  • DVD,
  • AppleProRes,
  • DCP,
  • H.264,

Credits

  • Orig. Main Artist: Matthieu Brouillard

Provided By

  • SPIRA