Set in a city of endless festivals, ‘Giraffes Can’t Cough‘ doesn’t shy away from Montreal’s multi-cultural nature and artistic breath. Like many city symphony films from the past, this film is a filmmaker’s love letter to his city conveyed through a conversation between two characters. Although comically awkward at first, both characters bond in a practically ‘meant to be’ way–even though both question the notion’s existence. Avoiding genre cliches, the film leaves on an open note influenced by the work of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson while always staying truthful to its Brechtian philosophy in a similar fashion to Jean-Luc Godard’s influential French New Wave films ‘La Chinoise‘ and ‘Bande a Part‘.
Producers: Gabriel Darveau, Emma Roufs
Director of Photography: Louis-Francois Lefebvre