Video 2k, 46 min, colour, sound.
L.E.V. presents, in collaboration with Gijón/Xixón International Film Festival, Lost in Time by Patrick Bernatchez
In Lost in Time, two parallel narratives intertwine: the first follows a helmet-clad, faceless horse and rider adrift in an indeterminate landscape of ice and snow, quite literally lost in time and space, while the second seems to allude to a strange scientific experiment. Lost in Time plunges us into perpetual renewal, each ending leading to a new beginning. The protagonists – two beings bound by a certain mutual dependence – are forever trapped in a time loop where life and death ceaselessly rotate.
The use of colour film stock to capture what are almost exclusively black figures against white landscapes produces a menacing, otherworldly atmosphere that is also stunningly beautiful.
The original soundtrack of the film, produced in collaboration with Mexican musician Murcof, blends the aria of the Goldberg Variations sung by Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal with a composition by Murcof. The soundtrack also exists as an autonomous work entitled Lost in Time (Goldberg Experienced.05).
Coproduction Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Casino Luxembourg With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres and the Canada Council for the Arts