|Directed by:||Carlo Guillermo Proto|
|Produced by:||Roxanne Sayegh, Pablo Villegas, Maria Paz Gonzalez, Carlo Guillermo Proto|
|Associate Producers:||Jessica Dymond, Stephanie Leest|
|Cinematography:||Carlo Guillermo Proto|
|Edited by:||Lorenzo Mora Salazar, Carlo Guillermo Proto|
|Sound Design:||Cory Rizos CSA, Carlo Guillermo Proto|
|Language:||French, English, Russian|
The Hartings are blind. There’s father Denis, who has a passion for music; mother Peggy, who dreams of a new life; and daughter Lauviah, who is navigating the gap between childhood and adulthood. All three sing in the Montreal metro, and all are haunted by an absence: Hassan, the young son and only sighted member of the family, who died tragically a few years ago. But they are filled with hope and courage when they listen to a Russian mystic’s teachings on resurrection. Carlo Guillermo Proto has made an intense but unsensational film that follows a uniquely endearing family, deeply torn between insight, guilt and mysticism. Haunted by a sometimes-difficult past, they pursue their quest for serenity at all costs.
Raised in Quillota, Chile and Mississauga, Ontario, Carlo Guillermo Proto is a Quebec/Chilean filmmaker whose work focuses on the unique interplay between identity and human experience in relationship to issues of geography, ethnicity and perceived disabilities. Carlo's first feature length documentary, El Huaso, screened in over 30 international film festivals and was broadcast on CBC's Documentary Channel and Tele-Francophone Ontario (TFO). Carlo developing his third feature length documentary and writing the screenplay for his first fiction feature length film.