MY WISH LIST

SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP
Mic
SHOWCASE

ANTOINE

Directed by Laura Bari
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 82 Minutes U.S. Premiere
FILM GUIDE ANTOINE
Antoine opens with a shot of a five-year-old using a typewriter to describe in great detail how he became blind at birth. The next scene is Antoine receiving a phone call from Madame Rouski, who dissolved into the water while taking a shower. Antoine's mission is to find Madame Rouski. Equipped with his two best friends and a mini boom microphone to help him find clues, Antoine spends two years of his life locating her. Is she in the yellow daffodils, in the air, in Vietnam, or has she turned into a monster?

Antoine is a daring, poetic, and playful docudrama that intimately explores the life of this brilliant and unique boy who is fully integrated into the regular school system in Montreal. Director Laura Bari, with Antoine's help, skillfully presents children's uninhibited and creative thought processes while creating an extensive sensory experience for the viewer. Antoine treats his blindness as a minor interference—he's an embracer of life, not afraid to ingest every possible moment. An inspiration to children and adults alike, Antoine's real and imaginary lives are cleverly intertwined in this debut film, creating an homage to human resilience, optimism, and creativity.
Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
Laura Bari is originally from Argentina and has been living in Montréal for the past 20 years. Uniting her loves of art and education and involving herself in diverse areas related to childhood, she conceived the children's television show Toc Toc Toc. Between 1999 and 2002, Bari directed more than 300 documentary vignettes for a television program entitled Cornemuse. This series has been playing twice a day for the past six years. Antoine is her first feature film.
Special Note

Co-presented by

 

American Museum of Natural History


Film Info
  • Section:
    Showcase
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    82 minutes
  • Language:
    French
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    U.S.
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Antoine Houang
  • Director:
    Laura Bari
  • Producer:
    Laura Bari
  • Executive Producers:
    Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross
  • Editor:
    Sophie Farkas-Bolla
  • Director of Photography:
    Laura Bari
  • Sound Editor:
    Stephane Bergeron
  • Music:
    Ramachandra Borcar

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Eyesteelfilms
    4475 Boulevard St-Laurent #202 Montreal, QC H2W 1Z8
    Phone: 514 937 4893
    mila@eyesteelfilm.com
  • Director
    Laura Bari
    Eyesteelfilm
    4229 De L'Esplanade Montreal, QC H2W 1T1
    Phone: 514 998 7400
    lolabari@sympatico.ca
  • Press Contact
    Ines Aslan
    Tribeca Film Festival
    375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10023
    Phone: 212 941 2392
    iaslan@tribecafilmfestival.org
  • Print Source
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Eyesteelfilms
    4475 Boulevard St-Laurent #202 Montreal, QC H2W 1Z8
    Phone: 514 937 4893
    mila@eyesteelfilm.com
  • Director
    Laura Bari
    Eyesteelfilm
    4229 De L'Esplanade Montreal, QC H2W 1T1
    Phone: 514 998 7400
    lolabari@sympatico.ca
  • Press Contact
    Ines Aslan
    Tribeca Film Festival
    375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10023
    Phone: 212 941 2392
    iaslan@tribecafilmfestival.org

RUSH SALES POLICY

When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.