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Until Branches Bend

트레일러 재생

Sophie JARVIS

  • Canada, Switzerland
  • 2022
  • 99min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

Korean Premiere

SYNOPSIS

Robin is a cannery worker who struggles to get an abortion. When she discovers an invasive insect in a peach at work, she focuses on proving to her community that its danger is real. As her obsession alienates her from friends and family, she sinks deeper into her task. 

PROGRAM NOTE

Until the Branches Bend, the debut feature film of Canadian director Sophie Jarvis, who previously worked as a production designer, portrays the isolation and liberation of a woman. The backdrop of the film crosses the realms of home, work, and the local community. The story begins with the protagonist Robin, who works in a factory doing peach sorting, facing two issues: an unwanted pregnancy and discovering pests at her workplace. Whenever she tries to resolve both issues, she fails to communicate effectively. Feeling alienated every day, she finds comfort in searching for bugs, forgetting herself being alone. The camera closely follows the protagonist’s obsessed mind, while the music, blending woodwind instruments and human voices, sets an eerie atmosphere. The poetic texture of the 16mm film enhances the mood of folk horror. As a result, Robin’s gestures facing a catastrophe at the end carry an oddly persuasive power. The fleeting moments in the world of the film erase the label of a crazy woman attributed to Robin, even for the audience outside the film. Above all, the moments when female characters like Robin’s younger sister Laney and her boss’s wife Isabelle interact with Robin are intriguing. These connections lead to a crucial turning point in the narrative and stimulate a desire to view the film from an ecofeminist perspective. [NAM Sunwoo]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
216 2023-08-26 | 14:00 - 15:39 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7
402 2023-08-28 | 13:30 - 15:09 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7

Director

  • Sophie JARVIS

    Sophie Jarvis studied at Simon Fraser University, where she made her short film The Worst Day Ever, which premiered at TIFF in 2012. Since then, Sophie has gone on to direct primarily live-action shorts. Her feature debut film, Until Branches Bend, premiered at TIFF in 2022. 

     

Credit

  • ProducerTyler HAGAN, Sara BLAKE, Magali GILLON-KRIZAJ, Michela PINI, Olga LAMONTANARA
  • Cast Grace GLOWICKI
  • Sound Rémi MENCUCCI, Henry SIMS
  • Production Design Charlie HANNAH

CONTACT

TVCO | Alessandro CINTOLI | sandro@tvco.eu