La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire)
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La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire)
A scientist living in Tokyo is sent to a small Canadian town to study the tides in this visually inventive feature from director Manon Briand. Suspecting that the cecassion of the tides may indicate an impending earthquake, Seismologist Alice (Pascale Bussieres) arrives in her hometown of Baie-Comeau, Quebec to commence her investigation. Soon confronted by numerous figures from her past, the unusual weather and inexplicable behavior of the citizens lead Alice to believe that something beyond her comprehension is occurring to her old hometown. With a mysterious waitress (Genevive Bujold), a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Briand's first film, 2 Seconds, was a success. With Chaos and Desire she has overreached herself, but she is an ambitious artist and is moving in an intriguing direction."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"Little more than a fish-out-of-water tale told like my uncle's suspect raves of his annual fishing trip: colourful but not terribly enlightening."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"So visually energetic and smartly written that one never stops enjoying the sheer pleasure of looking at it."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"With a smile halfway between seduction and a smirk, and an intensity that speaks of dark secrets and longing, Bussières has the duality needed to play Alice, a seismologist from sleepy Baie-Comeau."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Briand's excellent widescreen composition and Brussieres' cool, composed sunglassed figure are immediately inviting, and the townspeople, who include diner owner Genevieve Bujold, are quirky but not overly so."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, Film Threat
"The schmaltz factor mushrooms when Briand introduces a gaggle of singing nuns who warble 'Ave Maria.'"
‑ Susan Green, Boxoffice Magazine
"A little too slick and self-aware, [the movie] never sinks under the weight of its themes, but this artsy craft of a film does creak and list en route to a safe, soppy ending."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"A hot, visually entrancing film."
‑ Kim Linekin, eye WEEKLY
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