August 7, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Nadine Beaudet and Danic Champoux’s feature documentary La fille du cratère (Daughter of the Crater), co-produced by Les vues du fleuve and the National Film Board of Canada, will be screening at Montreal’s Cinémathèque québécoise in its original French version starting September 13. A vibrant portrait of a woman of extraordinary energy, the film takes a tender look at Yolande Simard Perrault, who recently passed away, examining her quest for identity and her influence on the work of Pierre Perrault.
La fille du cratère had its world premiere at the 2019 Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC) during a “blue carpet” event attended by Yolande Simard Perrault, who also attended a screening at the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke in April. More screenings will be held this summer in memory of this remarkable woman, at the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul on August 16 at 8 p.m. and at the Percéides festival on August 25 at 3 p.m.
Nadine Beaudet and Danic Champoux partnered to co-direct the film, a natural collaboration for winners of the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault, awarded each year during RVQC for best first or second feature documentary. Beaudet received the award in 2013 for Le cosaque et la gitane and Champoux in 2001 for My Father.
About La fille du cratère (Daughter of the Crater, 76 min)
Producers: Nadine Beaudet (Les vues du fleuve) and Johanne Bergeron (NFB)
Executive producers: Christian Mathieu Fournier (Les vues du fleuve), Colette Loumède and Nathalie Cloutier (NFB)
This documentary is a touching account of Yolande Simard Perrault’s quest for identity and her influence on the oeuvre of Pierre Perrault, her partner and great love. This grande dame is the “daughter of the crater” created by the impact of a meteor millions of years ago in Quebec’s Charlevoix region, where she was born. Bold, strong-willed Yolande discusses the area and its imprint on our collective memory.
About Nadine Beaudet
A native of Quebec’s Côte-Nord, Nadine Beaudet engages with questions of identity and territory in her films. Following Le cosaque et la gitane (2012), Le chant des étoiles (2016) and A House for the Syrians (2018), all of which delved into themes of identity, La fille du cratère offers a dreamlike exploration of what “land” means, taking the Charlevoix meteor crater as its central metaphor.
About Danic Champoux
A contestant on the popular show La Course destination monde in the late 1990s, Danic Champoux has since directed several projects for film (Sessions, Self(less) Portrait) and television (Mon amour, ma prison). Influenced by cinéma vérité, notably the works of documentarian Pierre Perrault, Champoux is the co-director with Nadine Beaudet of La fille du cratère, about the journey of a legendary couple who changed the course of Quebec cinema.
About the NFB
The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects. The NFB is a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production, and is working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 24 Canadian Screen Awards, 21 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies. To access NFB works, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for mobile devices.
About Les Vues du fleuve
Founded in 2009, Les vues du fleuve productions stands out for the quality of its works, which have been widely distributed. They include A House for Syrians (Best Refugees & Migrants International Film at the Woodpecker International Film Festival, New Delhi, India) and Nallua (Jury’s Special Mention Award, Babel Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy, and Best Canadian Documentary Award, Les Percéides). It specializes in the creation, direction and production of documentary films and bears a reflection both human and territorial. It contributes to society’s reflections, debates and the issues of our time. lesvuesdufleuve.com
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Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul