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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Josh Levison & A Old Hotel With A Nice Buffet

I only voice recorded one of my dreams from last night and so I forgot all of my other dreams from last night except for that dream, and that dream took place during the day in a fictional city or a fictional version of the city of D that is sometimes in my dreams.

I was riding in an automobile with most of my family through a nice fictional neighborhood that is sometimes in my dreams that is probably near where the BM Hospital should be, and my mom told me that they recently saw the character Josh Levison from the Syfy television show Being Human (North America) jogging in this neighborhood.


A Transitioning Dream With A Possible False Waking & Sleep Paralysis | Almost Renting A House

Dream 1

My first dream took place during the day in a fictional place and I was inside a small medical-like clinic on the side of a highway that had forests on both sides of the highway, and I was in a small/narrow dimly lit room with brownish colored carpet signing-in at a mostly metal school teachers-like desk with a female worker sitting behind it; and then I was told by the female worker to move to another small/narrow room to wait on the nurse and/or doctor I guess.

While I was waiting in the other room the dream transitioned without me noticing it and I was in a small/narrow dimly lit kitchen-like room similar to the other room that I was in a moment ago but this new kitchen-like room seemed to be inside of a fictional house where my parents’ lived and we were moving around in the kitchen doing various things, and I remember my dad asking me if I had talked with a certain woman whose name I can not remember and whose name I did not recognize.


Aquamarine Blue & The Men In Grey?

I slept through most of my dreams last night and I woke up a bit late, and so now I can only barely remember part of the end of my last dream.

The end of the dream took place during the day in a fictional place at a one-story house/building that was being changed from a film set that had been used by a BBC or BBC-like TV show like Being Human to a government office/building for what seemed to be a counter terrorism / counter intelligence / counter supernatural / counter superpowers /et cetera government agency similar to the Men In Grey / Department Of Domestic Defense from the BBC TV show Being Human.


Imogen Heap Creating Abstract Designs | Aidan Waite Trying To Stop Attacks On The Vampire Blood Supplies

I had several dreams last night but most of my memory of my dreams was destroyed when I got awakened by someone watching TV, which stops me from being able to go to sleep and if I wake up to a TV it destroys my memory of most of my dreams, and I went back to sleep without voice recording the dream fragments that I could remember; and so I barely remember a few dream fragments.

Dream 1

The first dream seemed to be somewhat inspired by a YouTube video that I saw before going to bed which was the latest video from Imogen Heap’s Official YouTube Channel, and the video is called The Making Of… The Listening Chair:

I can not remember most of the dream but I think that it involved Imogen Heap designing abstract/whatever designs similar to the default header images for the WordPress theme Twenty Thirteen, Imogen Heap was not physically in the same area as me and so maybe I saw her on a computer and/or TV and/or something like that, and throughout the dream I kept seeing some of her designs.

I saw some of her designs as header images for blogs/websites/et cetera, as scrolling images on TV shows/et cetera, as maybe paintings/album art/et cetera, et cetera; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

I am close to remembering more of this dream hopefully, so if I remember more of this dream later I will try to type it here, but I think that this dream had a repeating/recurring element to it that I can not remember that might/may have involved some of Imogen Heap’s designs from the first dream appearing in this dream.

I think that I remember a multi-story building that had a hospital on one of the upper floors and a woman and man with whitish colored skin with medium-to-dark colored hair were walking around the building, but I am not sure if I was in the dream or not; and there were other people in the building working/et cetera, and I would probably sometimes notice the repeating/recurring element and/or some of Imogen Heap’s designs during the dream but that is all that I can remember of this dream at this time.

Dream 3

The third/last dream involved the vampire Aidan Waite from the TV show Being Human (US) working as a Sheriff/whatever for the vampires, his job was making sure that the vampire blood supplies kept flowing, and things were going good until someone started attacking vampire blood suppliers and their blood supply; and so Aidan had to go deal with the problem.

I remember Aidan going around talking with survivors of the attacks trying to gather clues, usually the survivors were vampire blood dealers who sold/gave out blood and who helped move/store the blood supplies et cetera, and eventually Aidan got attacked by someone and injured pretty badly; but he managed to defeat the threat.

Then Aidan stumbled into a vampire blood den to gather more clues and to get some blood to heal his injuries, the vampire who ran the vampire den was a male vampire with medium brownish colored skin who wore a whitish colored undershirt with an unbuttoned Hawaiian-style/pattern button shirt, and he gave Aidan some blood that he kept hidden in a ring that he wears on his finger for emergencies; and this healed Aidan, but he was still thirty so a female vampire brought Aidan a cup of blood.

Aidan asked the blood den owner some questions and he described the battle he just had, Aidan felt that there would be more attacks on the blood supply and he was surprised that his attacker was tough enough to injury him so badly, and so he was worried about the future; and so he wanted to find the source of the attacks to stop them permanently, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr