The Seven Last Words

No dialogue
73 minutes

The Seven Last Words sounds out experiential states and rituals particular to humanity, based on the seven themes expressed in a musical composition: forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion.

Seven award-winning Canadian filmmakers of diverse origins and art practices explore a wealth of human experience and feeling, based on the seven phrases at the origin of Franz Joseph Haydn’s classical masterpiece.

The film will be accompanied by a live performance of The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, interpreted by the London-based Callino String Quartet.

The result is a wonderfully resonant event that opens a new dialogue between film and music.

Official Selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 – Bright Future


Original Idea

Kaveh Nabatian

Written and Directed by

Juan Andrés Arango, Sophie Deraspe, Sophie Goyette, Karl Lemieux, Ariane Lorrain, Caroline Monnet, Kaveh Nabatian


Luc Beauchemin, Frédéric Bednarz, Nehemiah Brown, Clara Furey, Marielle Louis Genest, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, André-Éric Létourneau, Sarah McMahon, Addison McPhail, Bojana Milinov, Mahasin Mohemmad, Axelle Munezero, Jonathan Parant, Jérome Pouliot, Weimar Jose Celorio Renteria, Kathia Rock, Darius James Rodney, Alexandre St-Onge, Monique Thellend


Marc Boucrot


Nicolas Canniccioni, Éric Cinq-Mars, Mathieu Laverdière, Sophie Deraspe, Ariane Lorrain, Léna Mill-Reuillard, Duraid Munajim

Art Director

Louisa Schabas


Éric Poirier

Executive Producer

Barbara Willis Sweete

Associate Producer

Susanne Ritzau

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon



Telefilm Canada, SODEC, PRIM, The Council for The Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Fondation canadienne de la vidéo religieuse, Arsenal Contemporary


OMDC’s 10th Anniversary Edition of the International Financing Forum (IFF)

Distribution in Canada

Maison 4:3

Press Relations in Canada

pixelleX communications

Press Relations outside of Canada



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