The Demons 2015
Les démons (original title)
1h 58min | Drama | 30 October 2015 (Canada)
Montréal is in the midst of a series of kidnappings of young boys, and Félix, at ten, is just finishing up the year at school. Gradually, his “imaginary demons” start to reflect those of the remarkably troubling and disruptive world around him.
An adult coming-of-age film from Quebec, The Demons is a stunning debut from documentarian Lesage.
The ironically-named Felix is growing up, by which we really mean that he realises that while his world’s parameters are stable, the life teeming inside it is anything but.
Going from lacerating irony and tenderness to sheer horror and pathos, the film is subtly paced, with the documentarian’s detached eye in delicate counterpoint to the emotional turbulence Felix experiences. Lesage’s music is remarkable, almost Lynchian in its suggestiveness and occasional weirdness. Lesage knows how to take his time, the scenes unfolding slowly into often unbearable tension that never resolves into anything predictable.
Like The Dangerous Lives of Altarboys, Lesage’s film knows that to go deep, you have to go big. And he does.
Director: Philippe Lesage
Writer: Philippe Lesage
Stars: Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Vassili Schneider
Release Date: 17 January 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: The Demons
Format : MPEG-4
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File size : 3.94 GiB
Duration : 1 h 58 min
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