Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 5:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
A Pact Among Angels
Directed by Richard Angers
Candada | 95 min | 2016
A man finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnesses a crime committed by two teenage brothers. He is immediately kidnapped by the boys who have gotten themselves into big trouble.
The bizarre trio goes on a crazy journey that reveals each person’s true character. Linked by a common destiny, these three fragile individuals must overcome their prejudices and work together to survive. When their journey is coming to an end, the man has to make the biggest decision of his life.
Richard Angers worked on numerous fiction films and documentaries as editor, sound designer, screenwriter, and director before making his first full-length fiction film.
After making a number of shorts, he directed children’s programs and wrote two documentary series. He went on to develop the drama, La Chambre no 13 (Room 13), which received ten Gemini nominations and three Gemini awards. He directed two shows in the series, as well as two documentaries.
More recently while writing a number of full-length fiction films, he wrote and directed the documentary series Fou des oiseaux (Crazy about birds), which received four Gemini nominations and finished directing his first full-length fiction film A Pact Among Angels. After it’s premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), the film has been released in Canada and selected in many festivals around the world like the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium) and the Nottingham Film Festival (UK). In the fall of 2017, it won the Jury Prize for best feature film in the Middlebury New Filmmakers Film Festival (Vermont) and Route 66 Film Festival (Illinois) and was in the official 2017 Jury Selections of the Hollywood Film Festival.