Friday Flick: The Man Who Lived On His Bike

While winter approaches and most of us plan to stow our bikes, perhaps we’ll find inspiration from a Montreal man who “lived” on his bike. In this short, satiric film, artist Guillaume Blanchet GoPros himself eating, sleeping, washing, and falling in love on two wheels. “I love being on a bike,” says Blanchet. “It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After days and days of cycling the streets of Montreal, come cold or sun, or even a little frightened, I dedicate this film to him.”

Pedalling through Montreal’s unique neighbourhoods, Blanchet’s multi-award-winning film transitions through the seasons which every Canadian will recognize make commuting a fresh challenge. Blanchet rides on, hands-free, taking life’s lane changes and the elements as they come. It is a thoughtful and funny take on the everyday act of commuting on a bike and a zany love letter to cycling as a way of life.

Any litter thrown away during the making of this film was picked up, Blanchet adds. More of Guillaume Blanchet’s works on Vimeo here.

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The making-of video is worth checking as well:

THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE/ MAKING OF from Guillaume Blanchet on Vimeo.