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Mars et Avril (2012)

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Adapted from two acclaimed graphic novels, Mars et Avril is set in a futuristic Montreal, where humanity is about to set foot on Mars. Jacob Obus, a charismatic musician, takes pride in slowing down time by playing instruments inspired by women’s bodies and designed by his friend Arthur.

A love triangle develops when Jacob and Arthur both fall in love with Avril, a young photographer. Enter Eugene Spaak, inventor, cosmologist and Arthur’s father, who unveils a new theory about man’s desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love.

Jacques Languirand, Caroline Dhavemas, Paul Ahmarani, Robert Lepage
Martin Villeneuve
French, with English subtitles

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bereshbp, posted on September 25, 2016

When Steampunk met Cyberpunk, this is what Happened!

Speak a little Franglais to me ... dirgelike melodies ... Very melodic.
The crafts"man"/docent at the club, is actually a hologram; the designer is a red-blooded man! Well, I'd been waiting my whole life for this movie ... breaks the rules, and breaks my heart.

3.8 stars - but only because of the subtle visual references to some late 20th century movies ... genuine kitsch, but I like it :) and even its messages, bordering on the preachy ... but OK ... actually a little more of a Utopia s-f than actually preachy ;) ....

It is said, "Everybody's a critic these days ..."

Well, brings it out, right here!

morgansolt, posted on July 15, 2016

I really enjoyed the promotion of "slow" music. There is an emphasis on intensity with music today.... a lot of fast beats and layers upon layers of sound. That is great. This music...The notes just hold and resonate. True beauty in a simple package.

pearl4j, posted on June 28, 2016

Why is it that the good movies are only available to United States residents???

katwomantxstyle73, posted on March 20, 2016

yet interesting..... ;) wasn't quite sure what to expect but enjoyed it very much..... a twisted-plot that keeps you paying attention that's for sure!

ron43ike, posted on January 13, 2016

The Drama of personal perspective will the sharing happen ....humans do not have it tuned in quite yet but the intent is there ...we are not trapped inside our bodies, just think we are...
well not all of us .

stusmith, posted on October 13, 2014

You got to hand it to the French to give a real artistic masterpiece then throw in sex in a peculiar way. The allegory of the artist and muse done in a fashion that is remarkable.

Brian McArthur, posted on November 11, 2013

This movie looks great but I can't watch it because I live in Canada:(

MissPascaline, posted on February 20, 2015

Its about Montréal and we the Canadians canot watch it?!

floydrose, posted on June 12, 2015

Just use unblocker. Also stops 'Big Brother' from watching your every move online ; )

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teakhaven, posted on September 22, 2013

teakhaven, posted on September 22, 2013

Why do you have a French movie shot in Canada but only available for viewing in the US. As a Canadian subscriber I find some of you restrictions very frustrating

ismaile, posted on November 4, 2013


rosaluna, posted on September 19, 2013

I don't know much about the craft of movie making per se, but it seems to me that this film takes it to a new level of creativity, artistry, and imagination. Not that I have any idea about the real meaning of this film beyond a general grasp of the story and the observation that it takes place simultaneously in multi-dimensional space and is not reducible to only one or two realities. While you are watching the film, it is impossible to stay focused in linear time. The collusion around who and what is sentient and present is magical and precious. We are held in a kind of pseudo-psychological space that seems like it should be meaningful and probably is -- you just can't arrange any words around the experience that make coherent sense for long. The special effects include some gifted animation and creative costuming as well as a musical score which leads you deeper into your own experience of multi-dimensional receptivity. When you have seen it, you may be impressed (I was) and then again you may be confused (I was) or you may want to see it several more times to uncover its mysterious meaning (I do!). I liked it a lot.

Rabbithole, posted on September 17, 2013

Simply, WOW!!!!

Lolk, posted on September 17, 2013

C'est incredible! I'll be watching it is soooooo rich.

dave8, posted on September 15, 2013

This movie is so great. Amazing visuals, metaphysical concepts, beyond beautiful soundtrack. My favorite quote: "Dreams are the gateway to all that is possible."

jewellC, posted on September 15, 2013

the film was to be released this weekend, yet, I can not access it. Your office is closed, so I can not get any immediate assistance. It appears from the comments below, others have seen the video, so I do not understand why I can't.

godspell7, posted on September 14, 2013

I enjoyed the futuristic scenery and found the movie to be very thought provoking.

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CAROLYNM2, posted on September 13, 2013

Hate subtitles!

dragonwchimes, posted on September 12, 2013

For heaven's sake, I live near Montreal, in Québec, Canada..and this is a Québecois movie and I can't access it?????????? Only available in the US??

pete_didy, posted on September 13, 2013

Check out the Library in your city, go on the website and type in the name, you can probably put it on hold and it will be delivered to the library you select. They have it in the Library of Ottawa, Ontario.

dragonwchimes, posted on September 15, 2013

Our local town Library doesn't have this feature, probably too small a population. I'm doing a search to find a torrent download instead. Regards, K.

Gaiam_TV, posted on September 13, 2013

We completely understand your frustration. When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not. We constantly strive to make our viewing experience a satisfying one to our customers worldwide, and make every effort to do so in each film we license. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, and hope you will continue to enjoy all of our worldwide-available content – including all of our original programming.

The Gaiam TV Team

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