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Lachrymose Films


A film production company devoted to independent and auteur cinema. Based in Montreal, Canada. We produce high quality films that are off the beaten track.
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Drat

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Production country: 
Canada
Running time (In minutes): 
11 minutes
Theme: 
Independent
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
December, 2010
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Farzin Farzaneh is an Iranian-born artist living and working in Montreal. He has practiced painting, drawing, filmmaking and photography for most of his life and is constantly exploring different art-forms and media. His films and artwork have been screened and exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has taught art and filmmaking to students from kindergarten to university levels and continues to explore the ever-expanding panoply of techniques and styles of filmmaking. His films tend to have a sensual and moody visual component that bear witness to his strong sense of aesthetics.
Drat, an 11-minute animated film, is Farzin's latest production. It won the award for Best Animation at the 2010 Queens World Film Festival in New York. His cinematography and sound editing in Anna Sikorski's recent film, Missing, have won praise from many quarters.
Farzin Farzaneh is co-founder of Lachrymose Films, a Montreal-based production company devoted to auteur cinema.

Film director: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Producer: 
Farzin Farzaneh
About the Producer: 
Farzin Farzaneh is co-founder of Lachrymose Films, a Montreal-based production company devoted to auteur cinema.
Screenplay: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Editing: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Film photographer: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Sound: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Art Director: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Cast 1: 
Bunny Read
Film synopsis: 
Drat is a gothic tale of a woman living alone in a country house. Her solitary routine is disrupted when she suspects that some kind of animal is trying to invade her home. Her suspicion turns into obsession as she tries in vain to keep the creature out. These efforts, along with the woman's growing anguish, are the primary focus of film. The woman finally confronts the intruder in her basement; however, all is not well. The landscape surrounding her abode rustles and heaves restlessly, and the roots of a nearby tree threaten to crack the very foundations of the woman's house. This is the story of one person’s lonely attempts to hold on to the small haven that she has carved out of her environment, and to keep it secure against the outside forces of nature. To her chagrin, she finds that the natural environment does not always recognise her exclusive right to such comforts.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
20,000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
1.85:1
Film Sound: 
5.1
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
Digibeta / HD
Number of reels: 
1
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Queens World Film Festival, New York
CMS International Children's Film Festival, India

Awards received: 
Best Animation: Queens World Film Festival
Film reviews: 
<p> http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=20457140&amp;BRD=2731&amp;PAG=461&amp;dept_id=574908&amp;rfi=8  ________ </p> <p> http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/03/15/queens/qns_film_festival_20110310.txt  ____ </p> <p> http://www.revue24images.com/kiosque.php?type=extraits  ____ </p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Lachrymose Films
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Farzin Farzaneh
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
yes
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