Iris Feature 2015

Love in the Time of Civil War

Alex is a young addict who has to sell his body in Montreal. He’s flanked by friends, lovers and clients, all of them caught in the same spiral of compulsion. Hostage to society’s market logic, they are the fallen angels of a dark and violent time.
Screening with English subtitles.

DIRECTOR: Rodrigue Jean
CAST: Ana Cristina Alva, Catherine-Audrey Lachapelle, Alexandre Landry
Canada, 120min

Alex is a young addict who has to sell his body in Montreal. He’s flanked by friends, lovers and clients, all of them caught in the same spiral of compulsion. Hostage to society’s market logic, they are the fallen angels of a dark and violent time.

Unapologetic and difficult to watch, this is dark and disturbing cinema which is also compelling and sympathetic at the same time.

Watch the trailer here: