Nous Avions (Time Flies)

What Is It?

The 2013 short drama family film Nous Avions (Time Flies).

Nous Avions – Time Flies (2013)

What Is It About?

This is how this short film is described by Travelling Distribution on Vimeo:

Canada, Quebec I 18 min 20 s | ALEXA | couleur | ratio 2.35 | son 5.1 | Français, Hindou + English subs


Dans les années 90, comme presque chaque dimanche, une famille modeste d’immigrants Pakistanais va pique niquer dans une impasse au bord de l’autoroute.

De ce point de vue privilégié, ils observent les avions atterrir à Dorval.

C’est leur sortie du dimanche.

Aujourd’hui est un jour spécial car on attend le Concorde.

Mais le fils aîné, Akram (17 ans), en pleine crise d’adolescence, trouve le temps long et préfèrerait trainer avec ses amis en ville.

Au terme de cette journée décisive, il décide de partir voler de ses propres ailes, créant tout un émoi dans la famille.

Montreal, 1999.

Like every sunday, a modest Pakistani immigrant family picnics in a dead-end next to the Airport, closely watching planes land.

On this special day where the Legendary Concord is expected – a rare treat in town- Akram (17 years old), the eldest son of 3 kids, deeply in his teenage crisis, decides to take off to live his own life, creating a commotion in the family.


Côte d’Ivoire, de parents libanais, Stéphane Moukarzel est diplômé en communication à l’Université Concordia, à Montréal.

Auteur de plusieurs courts-métrages dont Coup sauvage (2010) primé à plusieurs reprises et U-Turn (2011).

Ses thèmes de prédilection sont le temps qui passe, l’obsession des actes manqués, la nécessité de lâcher prise et la quête identitaire dans une société aliénée et individualiste.

Il est également préoccupé par la notion de bulle et d’espace.

Il affectionne particulièrement un cinéma humaniste dans lequel absurde et drames intimistes se côtoient.

Si ses personnages sont toujours attachants, ils évoluent dans un univers tantôt sombre, tantôt lumineux et souvent irrévérencieux.


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The Room And Mrs. S

This morning I had technical difficulties that prevented me from being able to voice record my dreams, and so now I barely remember part of my last dream.

Some of this dream was inspired by this Double Toasted video that I watched yesterday, but now I can not remember how this dream was related to this video:


Under The Skin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

What is it?

The music soundtrack Under The Skin for the 2013 film Under The Skin, the soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi and was produced by Peter Raeburn:

Under The Skin (Original Soundtrack Album)

Here is how Wikipedia describes this movie soundtrack:

Released on March 17, 2014,[20] Under the Skin’s soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi[25][26] and produced by Peter Raeburn.[27] Raeburn suggested Levi to Glazer, who contacted them after hearing Chopped and Screwed, their collaboration with the London Sinfonietta. Glazer wanted the music to express the protagonist’s feelings as she experienced things like food and sex for the first time, and directed Levi with prompts such as “What does it sound like to be on fire?” or “Imagine when you tell somebody a joke and it’s not very good and their reaction’s a bit stilted”.[28] Later scenes use less music, to emphasise the sounds of the natural world that Johansson’s character experiences.[29]

Levi used mainly a viola to write and record over ten months, taking inspiration from Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage and music played in strip clubs. They looked for the natural and “identifiably human” sounds in the instrument, then altered the pitch or tempo of their recordings to make them feel “uncomfortable”.[27] In an article for the Guardian, Levi wrote: “Some parts are intended to be quite difficult. If your life force is being distilled by an alien, it’s not necessarily going to sound very nice. It’s supposed to be physical, alarming, hot.”[27]

According to Pitchfork, “the strings sometimes resemble nails going down a universe-sized chalkboard, screaming with a Ligeti-like sense of horror; elsewhere, they endlessly drone in a gaping vortex, like Vangelis’ iconic Blade Runner score dipped in turpentine”.[30] The Guardian wrote that Levi’s “score brings together strings, percussion, distortions in speed and clashing microphones to create sounds that are seductive, perverted and compassionate.”[28]

Composer Mike Patton said the Under the Skin soundtrack was the only contemporary soundtrack that had left an impression on him, praising Levi’s minimalist approach.[31] Musician Steven Wilson said Under the Skin was his favourite film of the last decade and praised its “absolutely brilliant” music.[32] In 2019, Pitchfork ranked the soundtrack the 154th best album albums of the 2010s[33] and the 18th greatest industrial album of all time.[34]


The Host (2006 Film)

Gwoemul (2006)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2006 South Korean monster film The Host that was directed by the director Bong Joon-ho and stars Song Kang-hoByun Hee-bongPark Hae-ilBae Doona and Go Ah-sung.