How can someone be part of a filiation in the absence of direct references to its own culture? How to identify with a history, through experiences, memories or images of another.
No Time for Tomorrow addresses these issues through the notions of otherness, disappearance and memory in interaction with history - both intimate and collective - and their possible projection into both documentary and imaginary spaces of identity.
Émilie Serri’s No Time for Tomorrow is a collage film that combines found footage of images of Syria with the sound from old home movies. Through the combination of these two elements Serri seeks to construct something of a cultural identity from afar. The images unfurl in triplicate and we feel them slipping through time, each a version of itself, each holding its own rich potential. But nothing is fixed in time, the images slip. We stutter, we stall, we re-examine. Time has slipped into the past and the motherland is so far away. How do we build a today from the past? How do we build a tomorrow from images already gone?
Director and programmer, VISIONS
Founding member of La lumière collective
Émilie Serri is a Montreal based filmmaker, installation artist and curator. Distributed by LightCone in Paris, her work has travelled in festivals internationally (France, Switzerland, Greece) and in artist centers and galleries throughout Canada. In 2018, she won the Bronfman award in contemporary art. Since then, she has been working on her first feature film Damascus Dreams.