Private Project

R a i n f a l l

ENG : An old woman remembers a fleeting moment that makes her realize how much her memory, her own memory, is gradually abandoning her.
FR : Une vieille dame se souvient d'un moment fugace qui lui fait percevoir à quel point sa mémoire, sa propre mémoire, l'abandonne peu à peu.

Avec la participation de : Yolande LEDUC MONTMORENCY

Produit dans le cadre du cours de maîtrise de : Assoc Prof. Jaret VADERA

  • Étienne de Massy
  • Yolande Leduc Montmorency
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    ProRes 4444XQ UHD 4K
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University Montreal
Director Biography - Étienne de Massy

Etienne de Massy is drawn to the question of impermanence and immateriality, and his videos and photos trace a diagonal line between abstract and figurative imagery. His works have been presented in many international festivals (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United States). His video Somnia_3 won 1st prize in 2009 at the VAD (International Festival Of Video And Digital Arts) in Spain. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree (MFA) in Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Director Statement

From as far back as I can remember, there is a presence of a book that comes to mind : a square book from a collection with a cloth cover : Joan Miró. I quickly understood – I must have been 3 or 4 years old, that all the reproductions were glued onto the pages. You could peel them off and remix them. You could collect them, order them, and give them your own meaning. I think about this today for two reasons : first, I realize that I am a collector of images ; second, I am constantly trying to put order to images. I possess thousands of images of things that surrounded me at one time or another. So many images, so many questions. So much phenomena, so many reactions. Creating order from these images is a thrilling and harrowing quest. Since the beginning of my MFA, I try to embody my video works into an object – a small radiant object – that can create a relationship that allows for a dialogue such as the one experienced with painting, for example, in its stillness.