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Labrecque From Film to Memory

Michel La Veaux
2017 | 94 min

Selections and Awards

  • Official Competition36e Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Audience Prize for Best Documentary Festival de cinéma québécois des grands lacs à Biscarrosse

  • Best Film History Film AwardPessac Historical International Film Festival 2018


Long description


Interview with Michel La Veaux

Trailer (in French only)

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Team


Michel La Veaux
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Jasmina Parent


Michel La Veaux

Michel La Veaux has been the DOP for documentaries and fiction films for more than 25 years. He has earned national and international recognition for his creative skills through his sensitive gaze and desire to create compelling images. La Veaux defines his craft as a form of work that is as emotive as it is technical. With each film, he pushes his thinking further as he seeks to impart meaning to images in order to reach the soul of the story being told. Over the course of his career, he has partnered with several directors who regard him as a key collaborator in the continuum of their filmmaking.

He was a finalist for the Jutra Award for Best Cinematography in 2011 (Trois temps après la mort d’Anna / Mourning for Anna by Catherine Martin) and 2012 (Pour l’amour de Dieu / For the Love of God by Micheline Lanctôt), and won the award in 2014 for his work on Le démantèlement / The Auction by Sébastian Pilote. In 2015, he directed Hôtel La Louisiane, his first feature documentary, which was well received by critics and audiences alike. In 2016, Benoît Pilon called on him to undertake the cinematography for Iqaluit. He then collaborated for the first time with Guy Édoin as director of photography for Exilés. He has just finished shooting La disparition des lucioles, his third film with director Sébastien Pilote. Labrecque From Film to Memory is his second feature documentary.


Nicole Hubert
Producer (ACPAV)
Biography
Photo
Photo : Katerine Giguère


Nicole Hubert

For more than 35 years, Nicole Hubert has been a dedicated producer whose work enables documentary filmmakers to express themselves. She has produced feminist documentaries, first at the Montreal-based Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), and subsequently, starting in 1990, at Studio D (the women’s studio), for the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program. The 10 films she produced there garnered numerous awards both nationally and internationally.

In 1998, she joined Productions du Rapide-Blanc, where she produced several documentaries, including Squat! (2002), Pas de pays sans paysans / The Fight for True Farming (2005), L’imposture / The Fallacy (2010), and Le commerce du sexe / The Sex Trade (2015) by Ève Lamont; and two films by Serge Giguère: À force de rêves / Driven by Dreams (2006) and Le mystère Macpherson / Finding Macpherson (2014)—both Jutra winners in the Best Documentary category. Widely screened throughout Quebec and Canada, these feature films were popular with audiences and critics.

In 2009, Hubert joined the Association coopérative de productions audiovisuelles (ACPAV), where she produced Jean-Claude Coulbois’s feature documentaries Mort subite d’un homme-théâtre (2012), a 2013 Jutra finalist in the Best Documentary category, and Nous autres, les autres (2016), winner of the Award for Best Canadian Film at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). Her most recent production, Labrecque From Film to Memory, by director and cinematographer Michel La Veaux, is consistent with her vision of producing thought-provoking documentaries that show our era in a different light.


NATHALIE CLOUTIER
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Photo : Sophie Quevillon


NATHALIE CLOUTIER

Nathalie Cloutier studied Arts and Letters and collaborated on a number of theatre projects early in her career. But after participating in the 1998‒1999 edition of the TV show La Course destination monde, she made a turn towards filmmaking.

In 2003, Nathalie came to the NFB as a production coordinator and worked with teams in Studio A, the International Co-Production Unit and French Program’s Quebec Studio. She later went back to school, studying to be a producer in the documentary program at the Institut national de l’image et du son. After completing the program, she returned to the Film Board, where she has been a producer since 2010.

Nathalie has been involved in producing a number of interactive experiences, including the website The Hole Story Interactive, which accompanied the film The Hole Story, by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie; Here at Home, a multi-award-winning website about homelessness; and You, Me, and the Charter, an interactive project directed by Jérémie Battaglia and Vali Fugulin, in collaboration with Urbania magazine.

In addition to her work in interactive productions, Nathalie has also produced and co-produced a number of feature documentaries, including Ariel, by Laura Bari, The Wind at My Door, by Pierre Goupil and Rénald Bellemare, and Little Big Girls, by Hélène Choquette. In 2015, she launched three documentaries that distinguished themselves on the national and international scenes: Ève Lamont’s The Sex Trade; Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan’s The Wanted 18, which premiered at TIFF; and Sophie Deraspe’s The Amina Profile, whose world premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival.


Jean-Claude Labrecque
Director
Biography
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Jean-Claude Labrecque

Credits

DIRECTION, RESEARCH AND SCRIPT
MICHEL LA VEAUX

ACPAV PRODUCERS
NICOLE HUBERT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
BERNADETTE PAYEUR

NFB PRODUCERS
NATHALIE CLOUTIER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
COLETTE LOUMÈDE 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
MICHEL LA VEAUX

EDITING
NICOLAS ROY

ONLINE EDITOR AND COLOURIST
YANNICK CARRIER

SOUND DESIGN
OLIVIER CALVERT

ORIGINAL MUSIC
INSTITUT
ARNAUD DUMATIN
EMMANUEL MARIO

INSTRUMENTS & ARRANGEMENTS
ARNAUD DUMATIN
EMMANUEL MARIO

TRUMPET
GABRIELE BLANDINI

TROMBONE
GAETANO CARROZZO

TUBA
FABIO ORLANDO

BRASS RECORDING
STEFANO MANCA

A SUDESTUDIO LECCE – ITALY

LOCATION SOUND
THIERRY MORLAAS-LURBE
MARCEL CHOUINARD

SOUND DESIGN
OLIVIER CALVERT

ASSISTED BY
SAMUEL GAGNON-THIBODEAU

RE-RECORDING
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

GAFFERS / GRIPS
PIERRE BEAULIEU
MICHEL AHELO
GUILLAUME PELLETIER
DAVID GIASSON

CAMERA ASSISTANT
ANTOINE MASSON MAC LEAN

COORDINATOR
GINETTE LAVIGNE

ADMINISTRATOR
CLAUDETTE DUBÉ

MAKEUP ARTIST
KATHRYN CASAULT

NFB POST-PRODUCTION

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
MIRA MAILHOT

TECHNICAL SUPPORT – EDITING
PIERRE DUPONT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN

TITLES
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

NARRATION RECORDING
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

PROJECTIONISTS
GUY FOURNIER
GLENN MARTIN

EDITING ASSISTANT
JORDAN VALIQUETTE

ARCHIVAL MATERIALS

STILL PHOTOS
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE
BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET ARCHIVES NATIONALES DU QUÉBEC
MARCEL CARRIÈRE
REAL FILION

FILM AND VIDEO
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
RADIO-CANADA 
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
MONIQUE SIMARD

FILM EXCERPTS

JOUR DE JUIN
NFB, 1959

UN JEU SI SIMPLE
GILLES GROULX
NFB, 1963

LE CHAT DANS LE SAC
GILLES GROULX
NFB, 1964

MÉMOIRE EN FÊTE
LÉONARD FOREST
NFB, 1964

GENEVIÈVE
MICHEL BRAULT
NFB, 1964

60 CYCLES
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
NFB, 1965

LA VIE HEUREUSE DE LÉOPOLD Z
GILLES CARLE
NFB, 1965

LA VISITE DU GÉNÉRAL DE GAULLE AU QUÉBEC
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE ET NFB, 1967

L’HIVER EN FROID MINEUR
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE, 1969

LA NUIT DE LA POÉSIE 1970
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
AND JEAN-PIERRE MASSE
NFB, 1970

ESSAI À LA MILLE
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
1970

LES SMATTES
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE, 1972

LES VAUTOURS
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
FILMS JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE, 1975

JEUX DE LA XXIE OLYMPIADE
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE,
GEORGES DUFAUX, JEAN BEAUDIN,
MARCEL CARRIÈRE
NFB, 1976

LA NUIT DE LA POÉSIE 28 MARS 1980
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
AND JEAN-PIERRE MASSE
NFB, 1980

MARIE UGUAY
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
NFB, 1982

LE RIN
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
LES PRODUCTIONS VIRAGE INC., 2002

À HAUTEUR D’HOMME
JEAN-CLAUDE LABRECQUE
LES PRODUCTIONS VIRAGE INC., 2003

LEGAL ADVISOR
VIVIANNE DE KINDER

NFB TEAM

LINE PRODUCER
MÉLANIE LASNIER

MARKETING MANAGERS
KARINE SEVIGNY
FRANÇOIS JACQUES

ASSISTED BY
FLORENT PREVELLE
JOLÈNE LESSARD

PRESS RELATIONS
NADINE VIAU

ADMINISTRATOR
SIA KOUKOULAS

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
CHINDA PHOMMARINH

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PASCALE SAVOIE-BRIDEAU

TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLES
CNST

RADIO-CANADA
SENIOR DIRECTOR, TV INFORMATION, FRENCH SERVICES
JEAN PELLETIER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
GEORGES AMAR

PRODUCED BY
ACPAV
www.acpav.ca / membre AQPM

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

PRODUCED WITH THE FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION OF

 

 

 

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

 



Press Relations

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    NFB Publicist – Montreal
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    n.viau@nfb.ca

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