|FLÂNEURS - STREET RAMBLES|
|North America Premiere|
|Cast: ||Alain Rey,
Thom Thom Schmitt,
|Crew: ||Producers: Canada Council of the Arts - Screenwriters: Matthew Lancit - Cinematography: Matthew Lancit - Editing: Ariane Mellet - Music: Shake Shake Bolino - Sound: Pierre Bompy, Clément Maléo, Mikael Barre - Production: Sonia Gonzalez, Amandine Tirbois
|web: ||www.flaneurs-film.com |
Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris (Matthew Lancit) must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide if there is something in it worth passing on to the next generation, or if he is better off getting a job. In search of the remaining traces of flâneurs (19th Century wanderers of Paris), he takes his daughter on a series of poetic strolls in which he assumes the role of a contemporary flâneur and crosses the path of people who help reveal the relevance of such a figure today. In the movement back and forth between the filmed streets of Paris and scenes from the domestic life of a young father, a dialectic emerges between a baby experiencing and making sense of the world and these wandering men trying to do the same.
Matthew Lancit is an award winning Canadian filmmaker currently based in Paris, France. His work has screened at: UnionDocs, cutlog gallery and the Anthology Film Archives in New York, the Kaohsiung Film Archive in Taiwan, the Musée Dapper in Paris, and the Jerusalem Cinematheque. After leaving his advertising job in a New York animation studio to live in Africa, Lancit embarked on the making of his first feature length documentary, Funeral Season – which has since been chosen for preservation by the Library and Archives of Canada and selected to over 50 international festivals: Sheffield Doc/Fest, Minneapolis International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, and the 2012 Queens World Film Festival. Flâneurs – Street Rambles is Lancit's second feature length documentary.