Walk Away Renée
Filmfest 2011

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette embarks on a road trip to drive his mentally ill mother Renée across the country. As they encounter roadblocks in the present, we begin to flash back to moments from the past, giving us insight into this anything-but-ordinary mother/son relationship. Through musical montage, psychedelic sequences and real and imagined circumstance, WALK AWAY RENEE raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the reality in which we live. "My work is about wanting my films to go to a mysterious place and bring it to life for audiences. I consider all my films, both fiction and documentary, to be in a sense 'true' stories of dreams. My goal is to make films that are also happenings, encounters, conversations and, I hope, beacons of emotional uplift." Jonathan Caouette

tags: Documentary

With: Jonathan Caouette, Renée Leblanc, Adolph Davis, David Sanin, Joshua Caouette


Director: Jonathan Caouette