Resurrecting Hassan

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    Resurrecting Hassan

    La résurrection d'Hassan

    Directed by

    Canada, Chile

    2016

    100 min

    • French
    • English
    • Russian

    Documentary

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    The Hartings are blind. There’s father Denis, who has a passion for music; mother Peggy, who dreams of a new life; and daughter Lauviah, who is navigating the gap between childhood and adulthood. All three sing in the Montreal metro, and all are haunted by an absence: Hassan, the young son and only sighted member of the family, who died tragically a few years ago. But they are filled with hope and courage when they listen to a Russian mystic’s teachings on resurrection. Carlo Guillermo Proto has made an intense but unsensational film that follows a uniquely endearing family, deeply torn between insight, guilt and mysticism. Haunted by a sometimes-difficult past, they pursue their quest for serenity at all costs.

    Awards

    • Grand Prize (Canadian Competition), Student Award - RIDM
    • Special Jury Prize - Hot Docs

    Festivals

    Credits

    Editing
    Carlo Guillermo Proto
    Lorenzo Mora Salazar
    Music
    Carlo Guillermo Proto
    Cory Rizos
    Pablo Villegas
    Production
    THE HANDSHAKE PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    CINEPHIL

    Press

    Resurrecting Hassan offers no easy answers for viewers, and things get quite uncomfortable at times, but Proto’s film is a raw and unique look at belief, grief, and healing.

    Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

    Carlo Guillermo Proto

    Carlo Guillermo Proto

    Chile

    Raised in Quillota, Chile and Mississauga, Ontario, Carlo Guillermo Proto makes his home in Montreal, Quebec. Much of his work focuses on the unique interplay between identity and human experience in relationship to issues of geography, ethnicity and perceived disabilities.

    Selected Filmography