Exile To The Wild West 2017
On an island of rocks, not far from the Arctic Circle, they arrived with the same impulse: leaving to start over. The Great North was at first a way out, then soon became a place that was hard to quit. Here, their existence lies fallow. Here, we do our time.
No matter what their lives were like before, they are now taxi drivers in this isolated Arctic town. Alone at the wheel of their car, they literally drive in circles, day and night. A perpetual Tetris on what is called the “ring road”: an asphalt loop of about ten kilometers. Even though the hours of work are long and redundant, they have plenty of time to think about the life that awaits them in the South.
Exile to the Wild West weaves a tale of loneliness and hope against a polar cold backdrop.
In competition | Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone in Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Sherbrooke Cinema Festival (FCMS), Canada
Blaise-Pascal University Prize | Traces de Vie, France (2018)
Producer Yanick Létourneau / Philip Kalin-Hajdu
Distribution & sales
Distribution Canada Spirafilms
Sales SRC, RDI
International Sales Spirafilms
Diffusers SRC, RDI
Director of Photography Donat Chabot
Film Editing Aube Foglia / Catherine Legault
Sound Recording Sophie Fortier
Sound Design Patrice Leblanc
Sound Mixing Luc Bouchard