The Noise of Engines (Le bruit des moteurs)
CAST: Robert Naylor, Alexandrine Agostini, DIRECTOR: Philippe Gregoire TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL | OCT. 9 & 13, 2022 | MASKS OPTIONAL
Alexandre is a Canadian Customs firearms instructor who is suspended from work after an incident of sexual misconduct. While the investigation is still ongoing, he returns to his hometown, a small community near Montreal where his mother runs a race track. While there, Alexandre soon discovers that the local police are monitoring him for a series of sexually explicit drawings that have appeared around the city depicting his face.
Unable to cope with such pressure, Alexandre takes refuge in his nascent relationship with a mysterious Icelandic drag racer.The protagonist of this story is a morally ambiguous character who, despite some good intentions, becomes a victim of the system. With a rich atmosphere and a fascinating and nuanced performance by lead actor Robert Naylor, Philippe Gregoire's first feature film is an unclassifiable eerie piece. --Adria Guxens