APRÈS LA PEINE (A NEW MOURNING)
A young man awakens in complete amnesia with a strange old woman at his bedside. The woman nurses him back to health as they prepare for guests’ arrival at a mysterious event.
Anh Minh Truong’s A New Mourning is a fable on the human condition which transports the viewer into a timeless realm. Samuel Laflamme’s music marvellously conveys an atmosphere thick with mysteries and plots. It isn’t surprising that the film won an award at the Hamilton Film Festival, which was held from November 5 to 11. The prize for best music went to Samuel Laflamme, an honour that pleases director Anh Minh Truong. A fiction filmmaker and director of commercials and music videos for television and the Internet, Anh Minh Truong also works as a video designer for concerts and theatre productions. He has received numerous awards for his work at venues such as the Short Film Corner Cannes, Worldfest Houston, the Promax/BDA Awards, Vidéaste recherché-es, Court en web, etc. A New Mourningwas a prize winner at the Festival des Films de la Relève in 2012 and was chosen best film at the Nickel Independent Film Festival in St. John’s, Canada.
Director : Anh Ming Truong
Year : 2012
Genre : Fiction
Length : Medium
Runtime : 61mins
Country : Canada
Language : French
Production and Sales company: Vithèque
Anh Minh Truong has directed close to sixteen short films and half-length films, twenty-five advertisements and music videos and has received more than thirty awards for his work (Cannes Short Film Corner, Worldfest Houston, Vidéaste recherché, etc.). It took him four years to finish the ambitious half-length film A new mourning that has already received the Best Photography and Best Soundtrack Awards at film festivals in Canada.
2012 Nickel Independent Film Festival Best Drama
2012 Festival des Films de la Relève Third Audience Award
2012 Festival des Films de la Relève Technicolor Special Mention
2012 Fantasia International Film Festival
2012 Festival du Film Francophone d’Hamilton
2013 Festival internacional de mediometrajes de Valencia