Nous Avions (Time Flies)

Montreal, 1999.

Like every Sunday, a modest Pakistani immigrant family picnics in a dead end next to the airport, closely watching planes land.

Creative team

Writer/director: Stéphane Moukarzel
Producers: Ménaïc Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas Fréchette (Voyelles Films)

About Stéphane Moukarzel

Stéphane Moukarzel

Born in Côte d’Ivoire to Lebanese parents, Stéphane Moukarzel graduated in communications at Concordia University in Montreal.

He is the writer and director of several short films including the award-winning Wild Blow (2010) and U-Turn (2011).

His favorite themes are passage of time, the obsession of missteps, the need to let go and the search for identity in an alienated and individualistic society. Stéphane is also concerned about the bubble concept and space.

He particularly likes a humanist cinema in which absurd dramas and intimate meet. If his characters are always engaging, they operate in a world sometimes dark, sometimes light and often irreverent.

One comment

  1. Gerald Wexler

    Really excellent drama. A beautiful picture of immigrant life and generations sliding by each other. I look forward to seeing other films by this director.

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