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Maxime Giroux - The Great Darkened Days


Video Interview: Maxime Giroux – The Great Darkened Days

Video Interview: Maxime Giroux – The Great Darkened Days

From working with a text about a path that is crossed with improbable odds in Felix et Meira, to the alienating, but nonetheless road most traveled in The Great Darkened Days, with his fourth feature, Maxime Giroux moves into an allegorical space delving into the direct cause (and possible the cycle of the collapse) that is capitalism. Featuring a cast of shadowy, subversive characters who derail Philippe’s plans (once again working with Martin Dubreuil), the geographically potent nightmarish world presented here is spatially more encompassing and yet as I discovered in my interview with the filmmaker, very much a sign of our current times — Charlie Chaplin included. I got to sit with the filmmaker during TIFF for a lengthy interview discussing, among other things, how he contextualizes his text within his own work.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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