Dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2021, Canada, Color. 72 min.
In French with English subtitles
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Official Selection 2021
Annecy Internation Animation Film Festival – Official Selection 2021 – Contrechamps Jury Mention
Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s Archipelago offers a contemplative and poetic travelogue along the St. Lawrence River. It expands into a semi-fictional odyssey through the filmmaker’s native province: Quebec, captured in surprising, creative animation using a wide range of techniques. It is an imaginary documentary — linguistic, political, real and dreamt.
Archipelago is a film made of drawings and speeches to tell the story of its inhabitants.
“Through a lyrical, mainly animated journey along the Saint Lawrence river, this beguiling but nebulous film taps into the soul of a home land.” – Wendy Ide, Screen International