Canadian 1,500-meter Olympian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot and director David Findlay released a look into a weekend of Charles’ 2018 European summer racing circuit. ’72 Hours’ was shot on 16mm film and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside while cramming in three days worth of footage into what is probably an all-out 400-meter sprint for you.
“Last July, I flew to Belgium to follow him and I could barely keep up, not that I was even running,” David Findlay says. “The focus wasn’t so much to capture action on the track but rather the grueling nature of living out of a suitcase – jet lag, homesickness, bad wifi, iffy food, etc. – and then having to step foot on the starting line in peak shape.”
It leaves you without any specific insight into Chuck’s performance, but you don’t care because the visual journey you were just taken on was all time. Nice job, fellas.
Take a look, and read more about the project over here.