November, 1976. As Québec strides boldly towards independence, a supernatural vision of tragedy inspires a deaf-mute Québécoise Catholic nun to save the city of Winnipeg from committing mass suicide. Arriving just in time to find Winnipegs polio-stricken mayor leading the citizens into self-destructive hysteria, the Holy Sister must prepare the way to salvation by filling the citys troubled heart with the radiant electricity of Québec sovereigntist leader, René Lévesque.Mixing historical iconographies with abstract surrealism, Hydro-Lévesque is a message of incandescent Québec nationalist love, wafting across Winnipegs denigrated icefields in smoke. Winner of the 2008 Special Jury Prize at the WNDX Festival of Film & Video Art and Festival De Cinéma Des Trois Amériques, Hydro-Lévesques startling formalism was created by manipulating the celluloid emulsion with Berg toners, Javex bleach, spray paint, a hole-puncher, burning cigarettes and human urine.
Alek Rzeszowski, Patrick Keenan
Maude Payette, Rob Vilar, Jean-Marc Haché, Nick Hill, Alek Rzeszowski