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  • Philip Hoffman
  • Canada
  • 2014, 46 min
Script: Philip Hoffman
Photography: Philip Hoffman
Editing: Marcel Beltran
Sound: Marcel Beltran
Music: Toni Edelmann
Producer, Co-producer: Philip Hoffman
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: English
Self-appointed family chronicler Philip Hoffman documents his father’s aging process. Images of this once-vital man as captured in the director’s amateur images are confronted by scenes of a sick old man slowly awaiting death at the family cottage by the lake. This experimental film combines intimate home videos (ranging from the director’s childhood all the way to the present as he cares for his incapacitated father) with unique impressions from the surrounding countryside that describe the transience of human life. Sounds of nature, such as water splashing on the lake’s surface or birdcalls, underscore the grainy wordless images.

“Hi Daddy, good morning!” (daughter on the phone, enthusiastically) – I just woke up. (mumbling) – That’s good. Did you have a good sleep? – ugh, yes...  (indistinct mumbling) Yes... (hoarsely, losing his voice).

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Chimera Imaging
Philip Hoffman
R R # 4 Mount Forest Ontario
N0G 2L0 / Canada

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Opus Bonum
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
24.10.2014 20:30


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