The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

L'Étreinte des temps

Canada | 2018 | 17 min
French | Subtitles in English
Music: David O'Brien
Participation: Agro Énergie (Francis Allard), Atelier du bronze à Inverness, Clodet Beauparlant, Côté jardin (Pierre Dagenais), Fausto Errico, Denis et Lise Gagnon, Benoist Henrot, Marie-Claude Langevin, NCK inc. (Franz Knoll), Anne-Marie Proulx , Suzanne Rochon, Service des grands parcs, du verdissement et du Mont-Royal, WAA Montréal Inc. (Malaka Ackaoui et Antoine Crépeau)
Script: La Société des archives affectives
Artists: Fiona Annis, Véronique La Perrière M., Nadia Myre
Director: La Société des archives affectives, Maxime Pelletier-Huot


World Premiere - In attendance of the team of the film : Véronique La Perrière M. (co-director and co-foundress of the Society of Affective Archives), Maxime Pelletier-Huot (co-director) and Fiona Annis (co-foundress of the Society of Affective Archives).

In spring 2018, a new permanent artwork was installed on Mount Royal for the first time in half a century. Created by three artists of different cultural backgrounds, the sculpture L'Étreinte des temps gives voice to the heritage of the mountain: it evokes the site’s history and draws on ancestral knowledge. The film takes viewers through the steps in producing the art project and unveils the mysterious and captivating process of transforming an organic material into a bronze sculpture. Inspired by the form and botanical properties of the willow, from which an ancient pain remedy was made, L’Étreinte des temps intertwines the present with all the yesterdays and tomorrows to care for and preserve them.


La Société des archives affectives The Society of Affective Archives

Filmography | First film.

Maxime Pelletier-Huot

Filmography | L’étreinte des temps ( 2018); American Utopias (2017); Nikushpinan : On monte en territoire (2016)

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