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MEMENTO MORI

a film by Derek Eliott-Bagley

2020 - Quebec - Satire

An elderly woman lies on her deathbed, ignored by her various family members as they wait around the house for her to die. After her death, the family is forced to reckon with the aftermath of her seemingly inconvenient demise and the impact of her questionable personal legacy.

15

minutes

1:85.1

DCP / QuickTime

Couleur

Numérique

Stéréo

Français

sous-titré anglais

CAST

Frédérique Attuel, Annie Martin, Lisette L'Italien, Zacharie Courschene, Charlotte Poitras, Francis Giguère, Lise Lalonde

CREW

DIRECTION : Derek Eliott-Bagley / SCREENPLAY : Derek Eliott-Bagley / PRODUCTION : Taylor Wash (studio sanssouci) / DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Claude Précourt / ART DIRECTION : Raphael Trottier / EDITING : Ryan O'Mara / SOUND DESIGN : Matt Heritz - Marc-André Bolduc / ORIGINAL SCORE : Max Mueller

FESTIVALS

  • image+nation festival film lgbtqueer de Montréal (2020)

  • LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival (2021)

  • Brooklyn Film Festival (2021)

  • Festival Fantasia (2021)

  • Hollyshorts Film Festival (2021)

  • Reeling : The Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival (2021)

  • Courts mais trash (2022)

  • North Bellarine Film Festival (2022)

DEREK ELIOTT-BAGLEY

A queer filmmaker from Chicago, Derek Elliott Bagley marks his Canadian cinematic début with the premiere of “Memento Mori”. He began his career as a political scientist and historian, receiving his BA in Government and MA in History and Philosophy; however, his true love and lifelong obsession has always been cinematic arts. Since adolescence his heroes have included the global leaders of arthouse cinema: Bergman, Fassbinder, Sembène, Almodóvar, Jarman, Fellini, Denis, and Eisenstein to name a few. After 7 years of working in Democratic Party politics, Bagley decided to take a risk and leave his political work in order to make films. After 3 years of experimenting with short cinema and attending DePaul University’s graduate program in Cinema Production for a year – Bagley branched out on his own by co-founding Studio Sanssouci with his close friend and constant collaborator, Taylor Wash. He currently lives in Montréal with his husband, Marc-André - to whom this film is dedicated.

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