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Alex, a marine cartographer, is torn between two worlds. He appears in various scenes in the film, each evoking some aspect of home: land, family or country of origin.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2003 11:59 IST
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HOME
Canada, 2002
Director: Phyllis Katrapani

Alex, a marine cartographer, is torn between two worlds. He appears in various scenes in the film, each evoking some aspect of home: land, family or country of origin. Lea expresses her desire to build something tangible here and now.

Around this couple appears the enigmatic Poet, representing mental space, interiors landscape, the place within us into which we withdraw and where we can truly be at home.

Intercut with these tableaux are images shot in Greece and Turkey, Katrapani’s countries of origin. These documentary passages are on the same level as fiction, all leading to the question: For each person, what conditions create the feeling of being at home, safe and sound?

Cinematography:
Michel Lamothe, Phyllis Katrapani

Editing:

Louise Dugal

Music:

Ned Bouhalassa

Principal cast:

François Papineau, Jacinthe Laguë, Atanas Katrapani

Production:
Amazone Film and Ile Blanche / 35mm / colour / 75 mins

Director's bio-note:
Born in Montreal in 1967, Phyllis Katrapani graduated from the University of Quebec with a B.A. in Communication Studies, specialising in Cinema. In 1992, she studies in Prague at the FAMU School of Cinema where she directed Zatisi (Still Life).

Three years later, she founded her own production company, Ile Blanche, and made Ithaka, a medium-length fiction film shown in many international festivals. It received the Press Award at the Figueira da Foz festival in 1998.

In 2002, she produced and directed Home, her first feature film. Katrapani is also a photographer.

First Published: Jul 22, 2003 11:59 IST