Denis Villeneuve

August 32nd on Earth

Un 32 août sur terre

A woman’s existential crisis sends her and her best friend on a road trip with an unusual mission.

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Canada 1998
Dir Denis Villeneuve
With Pascale Bussières, Alexis Martin, Serge Thériault
88min
35mm
Some English subtitles

Simone falls asleep at the wheel and drives her car off the road. She walks away from the accident relatively unscathed, yet the event plunges her into an existential crisis that she attempts to solve by having a baby with her best friend, Philippe... who’s secretly in love with her. Villeneuve’s joyful debut whizzes by with a youthful energy, revealing a director at the very beginning of his journey, yet it’s infused with his distinctive striking visuals and grand landscapes – an indication of what’s to come.

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