Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Piece-Coin (La Piece)

The Piece-Coin (La Piece) tells the story of an old man who tries to buy a coffee with a pierced coin (French Franc) on the morning of 9/11. The old man comes back regularly in the cafe, but most of the customers are drawn to a television that feeds live reports on the staggering tragedy. 

Montreal director Marc Joly-Corcoran, a Phd candidate in film studies, employs a sophisticated eye in this short. You can watch the trailer here: