Experimental approach combining biographical,
documentary, and fictional techniques.
We see through the eyes of someone having suffered
a cerebral aneurysm, prisoner of his own body
within a time and space beyond his control.
Working from fragments, this is a journey to try
to piece together a blacked-out memory - that of the director's brother -
from the recollections and testimonies of the people
who spent time with him during the 40 days
in which he was plunged into a waking coma.
French, Portugese and Spanish versions available.
40 DAY COUNTDOWN
Documentary, Quebec, 2004, 47 min,
b & w and colour, English subtitles