37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Noise of Engines

Noise of Engines FINAL

Placed on compulsory leave from a Canadian customs college, Alexandre takes the opportunity to make a surprise visit to his mother, owner of a drag strip 45 kilometers from Montreal. While Alexandre forms a friendship with a mysterious Icelandic female drag racer, he becomes the prime suspect in a case involving sexually explicit cartoons found on the door of the church. This semi-autobiographical film, based on the director’s experiences working in customs, is full of unexpected turns, eccentric characters, and the personal journey of coming home.

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.


Friday, October 29


9:00 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Philippe Grégoire

Runtime: 79 min.

Year: 2021

Country: Canada

Language: French

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Robert Naylor, Tanja Bjork.