My Little Underground
find light, we must first journey through the darkness. So begins Elise
Simard’s My Little Underground, a sombre and beautiful
autobiographical story that follows a young girl’s bus ride home in winter.
Drifting between real and imagined events in her past and present, the girl
travels towards some semblance, however complex and uncertain, of
self-discovery and rebirth. Using a mix of time-lapse photography with ink and
pastels, Simard creates a haunting, compassionate exploration of the pain and
fragility of addiction and existence. Acknowledging the difficulties of
beginning anew, the girl nevertheless clings to the hope and belief that love,
whatever its form, will return and breathe new possibilities into a life
momentarily gone astray.
2012, 06 min 41 s
Also available in French
International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima"
November 22 to 28 2013, Cracow - Poland
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