IN THE WAVES

( Parmi les vagues )

a film by Jaquelyn Mills


SYNOPSIS

IN THE WAVES is an expressive documentary that depicts the life of 80 years old Joan Alma Mills in her aging coastal village. Following the death of her younger sister, Joan finds herself confronted by the fragility of life. As she tries to come to terms with her loss Joan searches for meaning in the natural world around her. Weaving intimate thoughts with lyrical imagery, In the Waves was crafted by Joan’s granddaughter Jacquelyn Mills. In essence, the film is an intergenerational love-letter, an ebb and flow between dream and reality, past and present, a glimpse of childhood and an encounter with the end-of-life.

PARMI LES VAGUES est un documentaire qui dépeint la vie d’une octogénaire, Joan Alma Mills, dans son village côtier qui lui aussi vieillit. À la suite de la mort de sa petite sœur, Joan est confrontée à la fragilité humaine.  Alors qu'elle tente de faire son deuil, elle cherche un sens à sa vie à travers la nature qui l'entoure. 
Mélangeant les pensées intimes à une imagerie onirique, IN THE WAVES a été réalisé par la petite fille de Joan, Jacquelyn Mills. Ce film est une lettre d’amour entre deux générations, un flux oscillant entre le rêve et la réalité, le passé et le présent, un regard sur l’enfance et une rencontre avec la fin d’une vie.

               

                    images JACQUELYN MILLS | editing / montage JACQUELYN MILLS | sound design / conception sonore JACQUELYN MILLS                                                                              sound mix / mixage sonore BENOÎT DAME JACQUELYN MILLS | musique JEREMY FISHER |                                                                             produced by / produit par JACQUELYN MILLS, AONAN YANG, ANDREAS MENDRITZKI & NGUYEN-ANH NGUYEN                          written & directed by / écrit & réalisé par JACQUELYN MILLS

60 minutes - 2017 - Canada


BIOGRAPHY

Jacquelyn Mills is a Filmmaker based in Montreal, Quebec. She has won numerous awards for her work, including Best New Canadian Director (Montreal World Festival), Best Cinematography (TIFF, Sichuan), Best Film (enRoute), and was named Montréal’s NoiseMaker in Film. Her short film “Leaves” was accepted into Cannes 2013. Jacquelyn has also shot, directed and edited numerous award-winning short films with National Film Board of Canada, Art & Essai, Metafilms, Wapikoni Mobile, Grassfire Films and GreenGround Productions. “In the Waves” is Jacquelyn’s first long-form film.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

- IN THE WAVES (2017) HD, 60 min Documentary
- LEAVES (2013) 35mm, 5min Fiction
- FOR WENDY (2008) 35mm, 10 min Fiction Director/Writer/Editor