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February 12, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada
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 (NFB), will have its world premiere in its original French version at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC) at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 25, at the Cineplex Odéon Quartier Latin (theatre 10) in Montreal during a blue carpet event. The screening will be attended by the film’s central protagonist Yolande Simard Perrault, director-producer Nadine Beaudet, director Danic Champoux, producer Johanne Bergeron (NFB), and the film’s creative team: René Roberge (editing), Oliver Calvert (sound design) and Christian Mathieu Fournier (cinematography). The documentary takes a thoughtful look at the remarkably dynamic Yolande Simard Perrault’s quest for identity, and her influence on the work of the great Pierre Perrault. The theatrical release is set for spring 2019. The 37th Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma will be held from February 20 to March 2, 2019.
Co-directing the film was a natural collaboration between Nadine Beaudet and Danic Champoux, both winners of the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault, awarded each year during RVQC for best first or second feature documentary. Nadine Beaudet received the award in 2013 for Le cosaque et la gitane and Danic Champoux in 2001 for My Father. Several of their solo documentaries have also been screened at RVQC, including A House for Syrians (Beaudet, 2018) and Self(less) Portrait (Champoux, 2014). With this collaboration, they’re celebrating Yolande Simard Perrault in a film premiering at a festival that honours her every year through an award bearing her name.
About La fille du cratère (Daughter of the Crater, 76 min)
World premiere at RVQC
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. This bold, strong-willed woman discusses the area and its imprint on our collective memory.
About Nadine Beaudet
A native of Québec’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 20 Canadian Screen Awards, 18 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
Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopsis: La fille du cratère (available in French only)
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
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