a film by Chadi Bennani
2023 - Quebec - Dama
Fleeing the illness of his ex-wife, Michael has not set foot in the family home for some time now. Birthday card in hand, he forces himself to return to reconnect with his son Jasmin, who takes care of his mother from home. Jasmin and Michael will face the distance that has grown between them and, for a moment, put an end to their loneliness.
DCP / QuickTime
Alain Houle, Julien Claessens et Josée Laviolette
DIRECTION, SCREENPLAY & PRODUCTION : Chadi Bennani / EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION : Ariane Vermeersch / DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Alix Desrochers-Dubois / ART DIRECTION : Alicia Tremblay / EDITING : Jérémie Mazan / SOUND DESIGN & MIXING : Jérémie Mazan / ORIGINAL SCORE : Louis-Joseph Cliche
Festival international du cinéma francophone d'Acadie (2023)
Chadi Bennani graduated in 2022 from the UQAM’s film production program. During his studies, he directed his first short film, “Nicole” (2023), presented at Hot Docs 2023 as part of the Best Short Documentary competition. His love for cinema led him to undertake the cinematography of the feature-length documentary “Elle va crier”, a project spanning more than a year that he approached in parallel to his studies. In 2022, he received the ACCT’s Bourses de l’Académie pour la relève grant. Recipient of the Regard sur Montréal film residency in 2023, Chadi directed his next short documentary film “Here and There” (2023), presented during the RIDM’s 26th edition opening night.
d'ici, d'ailleurs ● COURT-MÉTRAGE documentaire
trait d'union ● COURT-MÉTRAGE FICTION
Nicole ● COURT-MÉTRAGE documentaire (Étudiant)