Isolde is a caseworker adjusting to the challenges of her new job when she is assigned to a man charged with theft and facing an upcoming court hearing. She does her best to help, but when the two meet she struggles to connect. Antoine Bourges’ film is many things at once: a portrait of those who fall through the cracks and the few who try to help them, a studious analysis of the systems in place and how they operate, and a poignant reflection on the difficulty of human connection across social strata.
- ANTOINE BOURGES FILMS
Antoine Bourges is a Toronto-based filmmaker originating from Paris. His shorts films WOMAN WAITING (2010) and WILLIAM IN WHITE SHIRT (2015), along with his mid-length EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY (2012), have screened in festivals internationally including the Berlinale, Viennale and TIFF. FAIL TO APPEAR (2017) is his first feature film and was selected at Cinéma du Réel.