Ghosts and Gravel Roads by Mike Rollo, one of the Top Ten Canadian Shorts (as named by the TIFF Group) screens at the 27th edition of Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.
Title: Ghosts and Gravel Roads (16minutes, 2008) by Mike Rollo,
Screening date and time: February 24th at 5pm
Where: Cinémathèque québécoise ( 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est)
Who knew that a wordless film set in the prairies, with fading ghost towns and no cast to speak of could be so eerie and unforgettable? Many around the world now know this to be possible after having watched Mike Rollo’s award winning short film, Ghosts and Gravel Roads. The film is now returning home and will be screening at the 27th edition of the festival Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film will be showing at 5pm on February 24th at the Cinémathèque québécoise ( 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est).
What they’re saying about Ghosts and Gravel Roads
“Featuring gorgeous cinematography, this short plays out like a horror movie without any ghosts, monsters, or even people really…This is the highlight film of the entire festival.” – Mike Everleth, Bad Lit The Journal of Underground Film
“This is a song of the prairie laid bare, capturing in a few telling images the fragile communities that once were and the place of humans on the Earth.” – RIDM Festival 2008
“The shots of empty fields and dilapidated farmhouses in Mike Rollo’s much-honoured short (one of the only Top Ten items to represent the west) are eerie enough to make the Prairies a prime destination for adventurous goths.” – Jason Anderson, Toronto Eye Weekly
“The cinematography is stunning, haunting, poetic and beautiful. The language of montage and sound shows the evolution of an auteur.” – Dan Cross, filmmaker and producer, Eye Steel Film