THE HEAD VANISHES
Country: Canada, France
Original Title: UNE TETE DISPARAIT
Running Time: 9min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Canada 150
Jacqueline is starting to lose her mind–and she’s literally forgetting her head now and then. But she won’t miss her annual train trip to the seaside for anything in the world. On the way, though, she’s followed by a gigantic woman who keeps calling her ‘Mom.’ But if she were really her daughter, surely she’d recognize her?! No matter where Jacqueline tries to hide, it’s impossible to shake her off…In this profoundly gentle and poetic film, animator Franck Dion takes us inside the faltering, fragile mind of a woman living with dementia. Confronted by her own comical and surprising illusions, walking along the train cars as if in an unending dream, Jacqueline seeks to escape, but unconsciously so–which may be her strongest connection to the real world. Luckily, her daughter isn’t the monstrous figure she thinks she sees, and is in fact watching over her to ensure her safe journey.
This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Short Competition Film Category
THE HEAD VANISHES screens with THE BLIND CHRIST.
Sunday March 5th @ 9:00pm CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA Add to Schedule
Director: Franck Dion
Producer: Franck Dion, Richard Van den Boom, Julie Roy
Screenwriter: Franck Dion
Music: Pierre Caillet
Editor: Franck Dion