Sylvain  L'Espérance

Sylvain L'Espérance

Canada

Biography

Montreal-based director and producer Sylvain L’Espérance addresses social issues with formal rigour in films like LES PRINTEMPS INCERTAINS, on the declining fortunes of a working-class neighbourhood, and two films about globalization — PENDANT QUE TOMBENT LES ARBRES and LE TEMPS QU'IL FAIT. UN FLEUVE HUMAIN (2006), in which he makes effective use of sound and the spoken word, provides a vivid account of rural life along the Niger River. He brings a formation in Fine Arts to his work, and is faithful to certain principles of cinéma direct, preferring to use only location recording on his soundtracks.

Films Selection