Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

Alexander the Fool

Fifteen years after a psychotic event on the South China Sea flipped his life upside down, Alex, a sensitive, refined and schizophrenic man is at a crossroads. His grand-mother and confidante, who would like to die with peace of mind, insists that he tries to find a girlfriend. His encounter with a young psychotic woman gives birth to an ardently passionate relationship, making him slowly drift away from his usual emotional boundaries. While the South China Sea’s troubled waters well up in his mind, he gradually isolates himself, in danger of being swallowed by paranoia’s unfathomable abyss. An intimate odyssey, at once troubling and sublime. 

  • Credits:
    • Director: Pedro Pires
    • Writer: Josiane Lapointe, Pedro Pires
    • Producer: Sylvia De Angelis, Pedro Pires
    • Music by: Paul Bisson, Pedro Pires
    • Cinematography by: Pedro Pires
    • Editing by: Sylvia De Angelis, Sophie Leblond, Pedro Pires
    • Art Department: Lynda Beaulieu
    • Sound Department: Sylvain Brassard, Francis Dugas, Nicolas Gagnon, Benoit Leduc, Gaël Poisson Lemay
    • Editorial Department: Normand Bissonnette, Marc Boucrot,Alexis Cadorette-Vigneau, Maxwell Moore, Dominik Parét, Pierre Thériault
    • Location Management: Normand Bissonnette, Julie Lambert
    • Music Department: Lucie Bourgouin
    • Additional Crew: Sylvia De Angelis, Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre, André Morency, Brigitte Poupart
  • Awards
    • Outstanding Achievement Documentary Feature at Accolade Competition 2020
    • Honorable Mention Best Documentary at Andromeda Film Festival 2020
    • August Award Best Cinematographer of the Month, Best Cinematography of a Feature Film, Best Director at Asian Cinematography Awards 2020
    • Kubrick Award Best Director at Austin Arthouse Film Festival 2020
    • Signis Award International Feature Films at Buenos Aires International Documentary Festival 2020
    • Outstanding Achievement Award Documentary Film, Best Cinematography at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2020
    • Canadian Screen Award Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary at Canadian Screen Awards, CA 2020
    • CCMA Award Documentary Films at Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020
    • Excellence Award Docu-drama Feature at Documentaries Without Borders Film Festival 2020
    • Critic's Choice Award Documentary Film at DRUK International Film Festival 2020
    • Gold Award Best Producer, Platinum Award Best Cinematography at Eastern Europe International Movie Awards 2020
    • August Award Best Camera at Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival 2020
    • July Award Best Documentary Cinematography at European Cinematography Awards (ECA) 2020
    • Best Director in a Documentary Pedro Pires, Best Documentary Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Sound Design Feature Film Feature Film, Special Mention Cinematography Feature Film at Five Continents International Film Festival 2020
    • Florence Film Award Best Picture, Best Cinematography at Florence Film Awards 2020
    • Best Documentary Award Documentary at Global India International Film Festival 2020
    • Gold Award Feature Documentary, Cinematography at Hollywood Gold Awards 2020
    • Outstanding Achievement Documentary Feature at Impact Docs Awards 2020
    • Outstanding Achievement Documentary Feature at IndieFEST Film Awards 2020
    • Jury Prize Best Feature Film Documentary at International Moving Film Festival 2020
    • August Award Best Documentary - Feature Film, Best Director - Feature Film, Best Cinematography - Feature Film at Istanbul Film Awards 2020
    • August Award Best Documentary Feature, Best Cinematography at Kosice International Monthly Film Festival 2020
    • Certificate of Achievement Best Sound Designing, Outstanding Achievement Award Best Cinematography, Documentary Films at L' Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival 2020
    • Prix Iris Best Cinematography in a documentary, Prix Iris Best documentary,  Best editing in a documentary, Best Sound at Le Gala Quebec Cinema 2020
    • Special Mention from the Association Québécoise Des Critiques De Cinéma at Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2020
    • August Award Best Cinematographer of the Month, Best Cinematographer of a Documentary Film, Best Documentary Film at  Los Angeles Cinematography AWARDS (LACA) 2020
    • Audience Award Best Documentary, Jury Prize Grand Prix for the Best Documentary Feature at Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2020
    • July Award Best Documentary Cinematography at New York Cinematography Awards 2020
    • Grand Jury Award Documentary Feature at New York International Film Awards 2020
    • August Award 2nd Best Feature Documentary at Prague International Monthly Film Festival 2020
    • Grand Jury Prize Official Competition at Quebec City International Film Festival 2019
    • October Award Best Cinematography at Reale Film Festival 2020
    • October Award Best Documentary Feature, Best Cinematography at Rome International Movie Awards 2020
    • Feature Film Award Best Documentary Feature, Feature Film Cast and Crew Award Director Honorable Mention In A Feature Film, Best Cinematography In A Feature Film, Best Editing In A Feature Film, Best Sound Design In A Feature Film, Special Award Feature Film of the Month at South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2020
    • Gold Award Documentary Feature at Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2019
    • Outstanding Achievement Award Best Editing, Documentary Films at Tagore International Film Festival 2020
    • Special Jury Award Best Cinematographer at The Buddha International Film Festival 2020
    • Honorable Mention Cinematography, Sound Design, September Award Best Picture at Venice Film Awards 2020
    • Gold Award Documentary Films at Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020
    • Jury Prize Best Documentary, Best Cinematography at White Unicorn International Film Festival 2020


    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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