A reclusive, schizophrenic artist is seduced, manipulated and betrayed
by a boisterous old friend and his mysterious European wife.
7 Days with Ivan is an ultra lowbudget, wildly original, compelling, intense and intelligent feature film set at a reclusive cottage north of Toronto, Canada. The film focuses on the torrid and manipulative relationships among three characters. As the story progresses, each of their secrets, lies and hidden agendas are exposed. Themes of seduction, deception, exploitation and control shift and accelerate to a delerious climax.
Originally called 11 Days with Ivan, the film was cut down from its 2 hour 10 minute running time to a brisk 75 minutes, effectively cutting 4 days out of the original. The result: a faster-paced narrative and a riveting character study.
Synopsis: Al, a sensitive, reclusive Canadian Artist living in a remote cottage, is visited by Ivan, a boisterous, erratic, ambitious American friend from college, accompanied by his new wife, Sienna, a beautiful and mysterious woman. Ivan and Sienna urge Al to sell his cottage and invest as a partner in their trading business. They progressively seduce, manipulate, deceive and terrorize Al, who falls in love with Sienna, sending Ivan into fits of violent jealous rage. But through these explosive enounters, and among the expanding and complex web of malicious lies and mischief are sincere truths and half-truths, passion and desperation, love and madness.
AL: Shane Snipes
SIENNA: Linda Dargavel
IVAN: Matt Miller
AL'S SISTER: Anastasia Kimmett
SCORPIO: Dan McNeil
DEAD ENDER: Natalie Tremblay
Writer, Producer, Director, Camera: Vincent Lauzon
Unit Production Manager, Gaffer, Additional Camera: John Roberston
Sound Recording, Lights, Camera Rigging, Stills: Laszlo Szijarto
Set Constr uction: Matt Miller, Laszlo Szijarto
Script Supervisor, Production Assistant, Make-up: Maxime Thomas
Production Assistants: Matt Miller, Michael Kennedy
Cook: Gabor Zsigovics
Editor: Vincent Lauzon
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