Michelle, released from a psychiatric hospital, is escorted home by a social worker into the care of her sister, Marie, on the condition she take her drugs. Michelle returns to her job in a used book store, where she finds solace in books of poetry. Marie, a jazz singer who recently recovered from brain surgery, is dating Thomas, a German neurosurgeon specializing in mental disorders, who performed the operation.
Thomas, who left his wife due to his alcoholism, saved Mary’s life with the surgery, but a side effect is that she’s temporarily lost her understanding of words. Although she can still sing, she has to re-learn how to speak. She’s also lost some of her childhood memories, including those of her father, who has passed away. All she has left of him are silent Super 8 home movies. Most of all, Mary wants to hear and recognize her late father’s voice, so she searches for an actor to dub her father’s voice into the films.
Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
Studio: Les Films Séville
Producer(s): Lynda Beaulieu