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A woman plays out her existence on the screen of her life. Alcohol is the essence of her being. She imbibes her youth and becomes completely absorbed by the desire to satisfy her thirst. Moving from parties to binge drinking, pleasure to distress, joy to delirium, she lets herself be lulled by the undulating waves of bottles. She floats in the intoxicating liquid, sees her childhood re-emerge, and feels as if she is a tiny fish lost in an ocean of madness. Her craving for alcohol engenders a burning passion. Drinking becomes a fatal embrace... On the verge of drowning in the torrent of this insane obsession, will she find the strength to rise to the surface?

Soif is a tragedy in five acts centered on a woman who must confront the fate of her existence. Michèle Cournoyer (The Hat) has created another hard-hitting film. She broaches a sensitive topic in her inimitable style, using black ink on paper to render dazzling metamorphoses.

Honourable Mention for the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation 2014

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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  • direction
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • script
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • editing
    Jacques Drouin
  • music
    Jean-Phi Goncalves
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • voice
    Émilie Laforest
  • sound effects creation
    Lise Wedlock
  • sound mix
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • animation camera
    Philippe Vaucher
  • computer graphic artist
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • production
    Marcel Jean
    Galilé Marion-Gauvin
    René Chénier

  • RuthElizabeth

    Will the full film be available to view here in the future?

    RuthElizabeth, 4 Jul 2016