Vital Signs (Les signes vitaux)
Vital Signs: the amount of life beings have... or lack thereof.
Triggered by the death of a family member, a young woman embarks on a singular journey of helping people who are about to die. The dying have nothing to lose and need lasting moments of intimacy that Simone finds herself willing to give at no cost. But Boris realises how well she hides behind those intense but short-lived relationships and won't let her get away with it quite that easily. He won't hesitate to provoke her in a violent burst. Through the dying we learn to laugh, admire and find a profound trust in life.
With her second feature film, Sophie Deraspe explores our relationship to the body, a map of lifelong scabs, scars and beauty. Through its fine yet unsettlingly realistic photography, a strong soundtrack and an extraordinary cast the film offers an experience for the senses.
Director and Screenwriter: Sophie Deraspe; Cast: Francis Duchamre, Marie Brassard, Marie Helene-Bellavance; Producer: Nicolas Fonesca (Les Films Siamois); Language: French; Slovene subtitles.
Organisation: City of Women; Co-organisation: Kinodvor.