A thought-provoking and, at times, truly tense documentary, A Woman And Her Car (Elle Pis Son Char) was in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival but only made available online in August 2019. I started watching it without realising it was a documentary and actually thought its amateurishness was fabricated. However, the confusion (besides my own stupidity) stems from the fact that this short documentary is a real "found footage" film: Loic Darses found old video tapes his mother, Lucie Tremblay, had recorded in 2003 and pieced them together into A Woman And Her Car. Lucie had recorded her long journey through Canada to deliver a letter to the man who abused her as young girl. A poor camerawoman with an average video camera, at times there is little more than sound, but this does not detract from the tension when Lucie finally confonts are aged abuser. Loic then juxtaposes this soul-searching journey with the video footage Lucie took of the family, in which Lucie presents a carefree and fun mother. It is this mother's ability to hide her pain that makes the film such a tribut to his mother. if you like the Sundance nominated short film A Woman And Her Car be sure to rate it and share it.

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