Antoine Blanchet, 2014, 17 min
Program III starts: 8:15pm
*Winner: Best Narrative Short
Twenty-year old Cleo is taken by her boyfriend to meet a healer, when she unexpectedly enters a journey she could not have foreseen.
Written and directed by French filmmaker Antoine Blanchet, Les Papillions Noirs chronicles the spiritual journey of emotionally distraught Cleo. Prone to losing herself in dreams, Cleo finds herself detached from her boyfriend, searching for a healing process to reconcile her troubled mind. Blanchet coats his protagonist’s inner life in brightly saturated hues, with beautiful poetic imagery of wooded paths and desolate shorelines which fuse the frustrating realities of the everyday with a vivid imaginary landscape.