When Silence Descends ("Lorsque cesse le vacarme")

Diane Poitras

1995, 20:00 minutes, English / French


A moment in the life of two persons locked in a hospital room. One is a very old woman on her deathbed, the other a young man. He watches over her. Blazing images from an ancient love emerge from the torpor. Then, very slowly, stillness descends over the characters and their desperate agitation.

Un moment dans la vie de deux personnes enfermées dans une chambre d'hopital. L'une d'elles, trés âgée, est à l'agonie; l'autre, un jeune homme, la veille. Des images d'un amour loitain se détachent, comme des fulgurances, de la torpeur qui brouille le présent. Puis, peu à peu, le calme se pose sur les êtres et sur leur agitation désespérée.

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