The filmmaker peruses through the archives of her collection of maps and charts. Her memories of the images and sounds of the locations she has filmed since 1981 – China, Indonesia, Brazil, France, Catalonia, the Netherlands, the United States, Quebec, and finally, her body – are resurrected as her hands move upon them. Images of the people, bodies, architectures and cultures are superimposed upon them. Raises the question as to whether ‘souvenirs’ brought back from locations visited are devices that store our subconscious memories of where we have been; especially valuable when we are approaching the end of life’s journey. Experimental.
In 2007, plans to regroup and reorganize the French Ministry of Defense were begun. Nearly 10,000 military personnel – army, navy and air force – were scattered in 12 locations throughout Paris. For the first time, all of France’s armed forces will be housed in the same location (a hexagon shaped lot of 8 hectares in the 15th administrative district in Paris. This film takes us through the process of development and construction, and examines the overwhelming challenges and concerns facing the project – the major one being the need for tight security on everyone involved both on and off site.
Works / Œuvres: Sequentia, Adam’s Lament, Tabula Rasa, Miserere
What happens to the works of great artists when they pass away? With many disciplines the answer is easy – they are archived or put on display in museums, libraries. But what about large pieces such as sculptures made with recycled material? Such as is the case with Germain Bergeron. Since 2010, the City of l’Assomption has begun restoring (curated by visionary designer Robert Brullotte) many of Bergeron’s massive works and put them on display in public places.
Filmmaker films the assembling of visual artist Jeanne de Petriconi’s most recent exhibition.
Pellegrino de Pellegrini, alias Pellegrino Tibaldi (1527-1596) was an innovative Italian Mannerist painter, sculptor and architect. This oddly edited and somewhat fractured film follows the artist from his birthplace in Puria di Valsoda (Italy), his childhood and early career in Bologna, his commissioned works in Rome and for King Phillip II of Spain, and finally, his last days in Milan. The film was accompanied by an exquisite score by Andreas Pflüger.
In the 1960s, Alain Delon (born 1935) was one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen ‘heart-throbs’. Beginning in 1956 at 21-years-old, Delon quickly rose to the top and by the age of 35, he had worked with many prominent directors. He had also achieved much critical acclaim. But did we really know the man behind the actor. This film attempts to discover the true Delon. This film is also a rare biography giving an overview of his five-decade long career as an actor, producer, director and finally businessman. Film uses rare archival footage: early life, films, and interviews.
An exploration of two of Quebec’s top public artists: sculptors Pierre Bourgault and Lalie Douglas. They discuss their perspectives and approaches in the creation of their works. Though they are of different generations, their approaches are similar and heavily influenced by personal experiences.