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Interchange

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A traffic interchange on the edge of Montreal, where multi-lane highways criss-cross and curve around one another, perched on concrete pillars that carry them over the run-down neighbourhood below. A zone that is neither part of the city, nor of the suburbs, more the anonymous space in between. Its precise topography is anyway impossible to grasp, for the camera always clings patiently to the streets. At times, the focus is on pure observation, on watching traffic and pedestrians make their way through sun, shadow and signs as horns parp and engines roar, or alighting on all that indexes life beyond these roads: the missing dog poster in the dandelions, the wreath on the lamppost, the receiver off the hook in the phone box. At others, the directors’ hands are more keenly felt: the people placed in front of the camera carry awareness of it in their poses and the colours are just that little bit heightened, adding a thin layer of artifice to a place already oddly unreal. Perhaps it’s because no one sticks around long enough to detect its quiet appeal, everyone’s in too much of a hurry, as the chanson at the end gently chides: “It’s not only cars that go to 100. Time, too, rushes by.”

by
Brian M. Cassidy
Melanie Shatzky

Canada 2018

English, French

Documentary form
62’ · Colour

World premiere

Crew

Directors
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Director of Photography
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Editing
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Sound Design
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Sound
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Producers
Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky

Biography

Brian M. Cassidy

Born in 1977 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. He studied English Literature, and completed a degree in Photography, Video & Related Media. Since 2004, he has collaborated with Melanie Shatzky on film and photography projects. Cassidy also works as a curator and lecturer.

Filmography

2007 God Provides; 9 min., co-directed by Melanie Shatzky · The Delaware Project; 15 min., co-directed by Melanie Shatzky 2010 Gazelle, New Year's Day; 4 min., co-directed by Melanie Shatzky 2011 The Patron Saints; 72 min., co-directed by Melanie Shatzky 2012 Francine; 74 min., Forum 2012, co-directed by Melanie Shatzky 2018 Interchange

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Melanie Shatzky

Born in 1976 in Montreal, Canada. In 2002, she earned a degree in Photography, and in 2006, a degree in Photography, Video & Related Media. Since 2004, she has collaborated with Brian M. Cassidy on film and photography projects. Melanie Shatzky also works as a curator and lecturer.

Filmography

2007 God Provides; 9 min., co-directed by Brian M. Cassidy · The Delaware Project; 15 min., co-directed by Brian M. Cassidy 2010 Gazelle, New Year's Day; 4 min., co-directed by Brian M. Cassidy 2011 The Patron Saints; 72 min., co-directed by Brian M. Cassidy 2012 Francine; 74 min., Forum 2012, co-directed by Brian M. Cassidy 2018 Interchange

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Pigeon Projects
www.pigeonprojects.com