In his twenty-fourth film, “The Testament,” Denis Arcand wanted to highlight, through the main character of the feature film, the bewilderment he feels in the face of the complexity of our time.
This is what the director said in an interview with Sophie Thibault on TVA Nouvelles at 5 p.m.
“He’s a guy my age, he’s the hero,” he said. It’s very complicated everything that’s going on [dans le monde ces temps-ci]. I tried to convey this in my somewhat lost character who says to himself: Where are we? where are you going? what should we do?”
“It’s very complicated to understand,” he continues. We have people who change their gender, and no longer know which way to turn, people who champion all causes at the same time. I have the impression that we are already witnessing the end of Western civilization as we knew it. We go into a world we do not know, and this is confusion. “It’s not a lot of frustration.”
The solution to this feeling lies within each person, according to Mr. Arcand.
“Amidst all this turmoil, I have the impression that the solution cannot be a collective solution. It’s very complex and society is very divided and very fragmented. So, in the midst of all this turmoil, what ultimately leads to ensuring a little happiness is finding your own space […] Find a small place where you can be happy.
The director did not close the door on “The Will,” which has been in theaters since October 5, and is not his last film.
“You never know,” he says.
Watch the full interview in the video above
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