Letter to a Lover
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Lettre à un amant is the final chapter of Paradis’ video trilogy. In short, it deals with a couple's break-up. It is both a letter and a reflection, and it concerns giving of one's self, sharing and exchanging. It is also a response to the other person's flight, the absence, the void. The images attempt to replace the fear and silence. A need sublimated in the exacerbation of pleasure conveyed by images and sounds, Lettre à un amant is a masterful conclusion to the series. At the same time, it poses several questions about the dichotomous love-image paradox present in love. This work also refers to an earlier work by Marc Paradis, La Cage, because of its erotic homosexual content and its many electronic applications. Richard Anger's original score was composed to emphasize the dramatic aspect while several processes proper to the video medium serve to peg the images in an aesthetic approach.

1988
Canada
10:00
Original language
French
Subtitles
English

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Credits

Direction
Marc Paradis
Cast
Simon B. Robert
Claude Brault
Daniel Carrière
Eric Duchesne
Sylvain Ladouceur
Yves Lalonde
Voice
François Lamotte
Original Score
Richard Angers
Editing
Richard Angers
Stéphane Tremblay
Production
Marc Paradis
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Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Love, Body, Homosexuality, Break-up, Eroticism, Desire
Themes

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