The Art of Suicide
Directed by Farouk Thoyer
A dark tale about a suicidal man who meets the devil incarnate.
Writer: Farouk Thoyer
Producer: Farouk Thoyer
Director of Photography: David Ferrara, Farouk Thoyer
Animator: Diana Sienko
Editor: Farouk Thoyer
Cast: Henri Costa, James Brewster, Lyrica Okano, Sophie Gorai
Total Running Time: 27 min
Capture Format: Mini DV, Super 8 mm, 16 mm, animation
Farouk Thoyer earned a Master’s degree with honors at the University of Paris 7, specializing on the life and career of Mexican cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa. He followed up his master’s thesis by publishing an article on Gabriel Figueroa in the French film review, Positif (May 2000). In 2003, he enrolled in the Columbia graduate film program with a concentration in directing. In 2006, he was a finalist for the Sundance Filmmaker’s Lab. This year, his previous short film, “Love is Real,” was bought for distribution by a Canadian film channel. “The Art of Suicide” is his thesis film.