Festival international du
court métrage au saguenay


In the midst of the sadness of exile, of the living wounds of wars, failures and solitude, two men, both strangers, unexpectedly find themselves face-to-face, somewhere, in a small room.

Production :
Productions Leitmotiv
Distribution :
Les Films du 3 Mars
Contact :
Music :
Jean Robitaille
Sound designer :
Andreas Mendritzki
Screenplay :
Sami Mermer and Houman Zolfaghari
Cast :
Louis Sincennes and Isa Su
Cinematographer :
Derek Branscombe
Artistic direction :
Frédéric Devost

In competition for :

Canadian Grand Prize

Grand Prize

Jury award


Public award

  • Sami Mermer

    Sami Mermer directed with Hind Benchekroun Turtles do not die of old age, Callshop Istanbul and Xalco. Their films travelled in about 25 festivals around the world and won several awards. Their last film Xalko is just starting it life in festivals. The Room is his second short fiction.

  • Houman Zolfaghari

    Filmmaker, poet and mathematician. In perpetual motion since childhood between languages, countries, and cukltuturs. Inhabited by a vast tradition of poetry and a thousand travel stories. In search of the story of the world through cinema, worlds and images.

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