A man in prison, a wife carrying on a new life, a mother getting older: three lives connected and warped by a single event. As fortysomething Pierre is serving a 14-year prison sentence, his wife and mother are adjusting to their new everyday life, forced into revisiting the past because of Pierre’s violent act. As we watch all three characters grow, making choices on the best way to move forward in love and life, the sublime visual language of the film explores our compassionate connection to each other and the natural world around us.
Using elegant images of nature, animals, and the actors, François Delisle visually establishes the characters as their off-screen dialogue deepens them. Textures and color play as important a role as the dialogue in this film and depict both the visceral and literary journey this family makes to deal with guilt. With its precise style, The Meteor illuminates the trails that a massive life event leaves behind. - M. P.
About the Director
In 1994, François Delisle’s first feature, Ruth, was named best feature and won the best screenplay award at the Rendez-Vous du cinéma québécois. His second feature, Happiness Is a Sad Song (2004), won the award for best feature at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie and was named the best film of the year by the Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma. In 2007, You, Delisle’s third feature, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival. In 2010, Twice a Woman, his fourth film, was featured at the Festival du nouveau cinéma and earned two nominations for a Prix Jutra.
Cast and Credits
Director: François Delisle
Screenwriter: François Delisle
Music: Suzie Leblanc, The States Project
Sound: Simon Gervais, Martin Allard, Bruno Bélanger,
Cinematographer, Editor: François Delisle
Principal Cast: Noémie Godin-Vigneau, François Delisle, Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Pogonat, François Papineau, Andrée Lachapelle
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