The Seven Last Words

(orig. Les sept dernières paroles)

  • The Seven Last Words

German PremiereCanada 2019Language:No DialogueDirector:Kaveh Nabatian, Ariane Lorrain, Sophie Goyette, Juan Andrés Arango, Sophie Deraspe, Karl Lemieux, Caroline MonnetWriter:Juan Andrés Arango, Sophie Deraspe, Sophie Goyette, Karl Lemieux, Ariane Lorrain, Caroline Monnet, Kaveh NabatianCinematographer:Nicolas Canniccioni, Éric Cinq-Mars, Mathieu Laverdière, Sophie Deraspe, Ariane Lorrain, Léna Mill-Reuillard, Duraid MunajimEditor:Marc BoucrotMusic:Callino String QuartetWith:Luc Beauchemin, Frédéric Bednarz, Nehemiah Brown, Clara FureyProducer:Catherine ChagnonProduction Company:Microclimat FilmsDistributor:Microclimat Films73 min, Colour and B&W

In the late 18th century, Joseph Haydn wrote his masterpiece “The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross”. Now, filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian, musician and composer in his own right, has teamed up with six fellow filmmakers from different cultural and religious backgrounds to produce a multidisciplinary film; With their own cinematic approach, each director responded to one of Christ’s “Last Words” and the respective Haydn sonata. Their films vary significantly both in genre and in style, yet all of them have turned out to be deeply intimate, personal meditations about the big questions of human existence; Nabatian’s collaborative film is an audiovisual mystery play.

Director's Biography:Award-winning filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian, born 1976, studied film production and jazz in Montreal. He is a member of the ensemble Belle Orchestre, which won a Juno Award in 2009. For Nabatian, music and film are inseparable.