sf38: MARS ET AVRIL
(Canada, 85m) Adapted from acclaimed graphic novels, Mars et Avril is set in a futuristic Montreal, where humanity is about to set foot on Mars. A charismatic musician takes pride in slowing down time by playing instruments inspired by women’s bodies. HIs instruments are designed by his young friend, Arthur. A love triangle ensues when both fall in love with Avril. The backdrop to this is a Martian manned landing and the exploration of desires.
Director: Martin Villeneuve
Screenplay by Martin and his brother Dennis (Incendies)
Graphic consultant: François Schuiten
FX Design: Ex-ILM Senior Compositor Carlos Monzon (Avatar, Star Trek)
Music: Benoît Charest (Triplets of Belleville)