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Pauline Julien, intimate and political

Pascale Ferland
2018 | 77 min 39 s

Selections and Awards

  • Public Prize - Feature LengthFestival de cinéma de la ville de Québec 2018

  • Official SelectionRendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2019

  • Le Grand PrizeVues sur mer 2019


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Pascale Ferland
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Anna Lupien


Pascale Ferland

Pascale Ferland studied visual arts at UQAM, where she made several videos, including the award-winning experimental short Dormir ou une allégorie sur le sommeil (1995). After completing her bachelor’s degree in 1995 and devoting herself to sculpture, she made a short fiction film, Un peu, beaucoup, passionnément (1996), and later worked with Stéphane Gregory to shoot the experimental short Et vogue la galère (1998). In 2001, she made the medium-length documentary Palmerino. This was followed in 2003 by L’immortalité en fin de compte (Something Like Immortality), a Jutra finalist for best documentary that also screened at several festivals in Canada and abroad, including the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Visions du réel (Switzerland). This first feature looked at outsider-art environments and specifically at the works of Lionel Thériault, Léonce Durette and Roger Ouellette.

In 2003, she founded Qui vivra verra films to produce her own works, including L’arbre aux branches coupées (Tree with Severed Branches, 2005), a feature documentary about two men who lived under the Soviet regime. Despite being abandoned by the system, they find happiness in drawing and painting. The film screened at several national and international festivals, including RIDM, Hot Docs and Visions du réel.

After independent distributor Cinéma Libre closed down in 2005, Pascale Ferland co-founded non-profit art-film distributor Les Films du 3 mars in order to become more actively engaged. In 2008, she made the feature documentary Adagio pour un gars de bicycle (Adagio for a Biker). Selected as the closing film at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ), this portrait of late filmmaker René Bail (Les désœuvrés) was, like its predecessors, critically acclaimed and screened at many festivals both here and abroad. In 2006, she made two archival short films, Tourne ta langue and Le pays, c’est l’pays, produced by the NFB for an exhibition on the history of Quebec film at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec. In 2007, she received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (media arts) from the Canada Council for the Arts for the exceptional quality of her work. She collaborated in 2009 with Karina Soucy, Guillaume Lévesque and Thomy Laporte on the experimental documentary TER. The four filmmakers paint an intimate portrait of eastern Quebec, for which Pascale Ferland contributed the segment Greetings from Gaspesia.

In 2012, she wrote, directed and produced her first fiction feature, Ressac (Riptide). Inspired by the closure of the Gaspésia paper plant in Chandler, the film tells the story of a teenager (Clémence Dufresne-Deslières), her mother (Nico Lagarde) and grandmother (Muriel Dutil) after the tragic death of the girl’s father (Bobby Beshro). In 2016, she participated in the Atelier Grand Nord to begin writing her second fiction feature, Rapace, produced by Unité centrale. Set north of the 55th parallel, this film, currently in development, is about a white teenager who, after racking up debts and living a carefree life with his Inuit friend, sees his destiny transformed when he meets a researcher specializing in falcons. The NFB produced Pascale Ferland’s most recent feature documentary, Pauline Julien, intime et politique (Pauline Julien, Intimate and Political, 2018), which tells the story of the life and work of the iconic Quebec singer and her strong feminist and sovereigntist beliefs.


Johanne Bergeron
Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : Michel La Veaux


Johanne Bergeron

Following her university studies in communication and film, Johanne Bergeron embarked on a career in the private sector. During a successful stint at Vent d’Est Films from 1992 to 1999, she produced such films as La République des Beaux-Arts – La Malédiction de la momie / The Republic of Fine Arts – The Curse of the Mummy (1998) by Claude Laflamme and Les survivants de l’apocalypse (1998) by the late Richard Boutet.

In 1999, she joined the National Film Board of Canada’s French Program as a line producer, working in close collaboration with producers Nicole Lamothe and Yves Bisaillon. She was subsequently put in charge of national and international co-productions and was appointed to the position of producer in 2007. In 2009, she joined the Quebec Studio where she continues to develop documentary film projects. Over the years, she has produced a number of films, including Junior (I. Lavigne and S. Thibault, 2007; Best Canadian Feature Documentary award, Hot Docs), Shots in the Dark (L. Moreco, 2008), The Battle of Rabaska (M. Duckworth and M. Isacsson, 2009), The Coca-Cola Case (G. Gutierrez and C. Garcia, 2009), They Think I’m Chinese! (N. Giguère, 2011) and, more recently, Triptych (R. Lepage and P. Pires, 2013) and Guidelines (J.-F. Caissy, 2014), which has been screened the world over, from Berlin to New York.

For the 75th anniversary of the NFB, Bergeron produced the content for the Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts website (D. Desjardins and J. Robertson), which went online in 2014, as well as The Red Path by Thérèse Ottawa, the first film resulting from the Tremplin NIKANIK competition.

Since 2008, Bergeron has also been responsible for the ACIC (Aide au cinéma indépendant – Canada) Unit, which provides support to many filmmakers year after year, enabling them to complete their films. They Dance at Night (I. Lavigne and S. Thibault, 2012), The Sower (J. Perron, 2014) and The Work of Days (B. Baillargeon, 2014) are eloquent examples that have been acclaimed at festivals.

In addition to serving on the board of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) from 2002 to 2006, Bergeron expanded the partnership between the NFB and the René-Malo Chair at UQAM through the creation of a competition for most promising documentary filmmaker in 2010. In 2014, she brought the NFB, SODEC and the Conseil des arts de Montréal together to launch the Regard sur Montréal residency for culturally diverse emerging filmmakers.


Colette Loumède
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
Photo
Photo : NFB


Colette Loumède

Colette Loumède began her career at the Coop Vidéo de Montréal, a group that has had a significant impact on Quebec cinema. Alongside Robert Morin, Lorraine Dufour, Jean-Pierre St-Louis, Louis Bélanger and others, she learned every aspect of the film trade long before becoming the veteran producer she is today.

Currently the head of the French Program Documentary Studio at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Loumède is known for producing documentaries that stand out for both their subject matter and artistry. Her productions have screened at many of the world’s top festivals, including Hot Docs, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Berlin International Film Festival, Visions du réel, Sundance, and the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM).

Loumède’s work is driven by a desire to produce films with meaningful content by auteurs intent on addressing the important issues of the day. She has worked with Serge Giguère, Richard Desjardins, Patricio Henriquez, Hugo Latulippe, Benoît Pilon, Sophie Deraspe, Zaynê Akyol, Claude Demers, Jean-François Caissy and many other contemporary Quebec directors.

Over the course of her career, Loumède has collaborated with a wide range of groups and people. She was responsible for analyzing documentary projects for SODEC, Quebec’s public film-financing body, and founded and led the documentary program at the Institut national de l’image et du son de Montréal (INIS), Quebec’s foremost professional cinema training institute. She is actively involved with the Documentary Network, RIDM and other festivals across multiple genres, and has regularly served on panels, juries, and many domestic and international platforms devoted to promoting auteur documentary.

Images

Photo credit Antoine Désilets
Alan Glass - Production still
With Gérald Godin - Production still
With Gilles Vigneault - Image from the BAnQ
Photo credit Ronald Desmarais
Photo credit Kèro Beaudoin
Image from Société Radio-Canada
Photo credit Antoine Désilets
Photo credit René Picard / Fonds La Presse / December 11, 1969
Photo credit Antoine Désilets
Photo credit Kèro Beaudoin

Credits

WITH
ALAN GLASS

RESEARCHED, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
PASCALE FERLAND

MEXICO UNIT

IMAGE
ERNESTO PARDO

SOUND RECORDING
FEDERICO GONZALEZ

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
CRISTOBAL JASSO AGUILAR
FRANCESCO JAVIER REYNA LUCERO

LINE PRODUCER
MÉLANIE LASNIER

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
PASCALE FERLAND

EDITING
RENÉ ROBERGE

EDITING ASSISTANT
MARIE-ÈVE TALBOT

TECHNICAL SUPPORT – EDITING
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN
PIERRE DUPONT

TITLE DESIGN AND INFOGRAPHICS
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

ASSISTED BY
JACQUES BERTRAND SIMARD
CYNTHIA OUELLET

ARCHIVE RESTORATION
SYLVIE MARIE FORTIER

ONLINE EDITOR
DENIS PILON

SOUND DESIGN
OLIVIER CALVERT

RE-RECORDING
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

MUSIC AND NARRATIVE RECORDINGS
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

ORIGINAL MUSIC
JEAN-PHI GONCALVES

MUSICIANS

DRUMS PERCUSSION PIANO VIBRAPHONE
JEAN-PHI GONCALVES

DRUMS
KEVIN WARREN

BARITONE SAXOPHONE BRASS ARRANGEMENTS
JEAN-FRANÇOIS OUELLET           

TROMBONE
JEAN-NICOLAS TROTTIER

BASS
MATHIEU DÉSY

NARRATIONS
DOMINIQUE QUESNEL
MARC BÉLAND

EXTRACTS

JOURNAUX INTIMES DE PAULINE JULIEN
1957-1996
© PASCALE AND NICOLAS GALIPEAU

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN
PAULINE JULIEN AND GÉRALD GODIN 1962-1994
© PASCALE AND NICOLAS GALIPEAU

POEM BY GÉRALD GODIN
«PORTAGE»
SARZENES 1983
© ÉCRITS DES FORGES
MUSICAL EXCERPTS

À NOS AMOURS
Author… MAURICE FANON
Composer…YVONNE SCHMITT
TARA ENTERTAINMENT LTD.
WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE

AU HASARD
From the film FABIENNE SANS SON JULES
Author-composer…PIERRE LÉTOURNEAU
L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE INC.

LA LUNE
Author-composer…LÉO FERRÉ
ÉDITIONS MERIDIAN
MATHIEU FERRÉ ET CIE

JACK MONOLOY
Author-composer…GILLES VIGNEAULT
ÉDITIONS … LE RIDEAU ROUGE (SACEM)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB FRANCE

From the film
FABIENNE SANS SON JULES
Composer… AL BACULIS
© PROPRIÉTÉ D’AL BACULIS

LA CHANSON DIFFICILE
Author-composer… GEORGES DOR
LES ÉDITIONS GAMMA LTÉE
GEORGES DOR

BOZO-LES-CULOTTES
Author-composer…RAYMOND LÉVESQUE
LES ÉDITIONS GAMMA LTÉE

LA MANIC
Author-composer… GEORGES DOR
LES ÉDITIONS GAMMA LTÉE

ENGAGEMENT
Author… MARCEL SABOURIN
Composer… ROBERT CHARLEBOIS
LES ÉDITIONS GAMMA LTÉE
LES EXPÉRIENCES INC.

COMME JE CRIE, COMME JE CHANTE
Author…GILBERT LANGEVIN
Composer… FRANÇOIS COUSINEAU
ÉDITORIAL AVENUE
LES ÉDITIONS PEACE OF MIND

LE TEMPS DES VIVANTS
Author… GILBERT LANGEVIN
Composer… FRANÇOIS COUSINEAU
ÉDITORIAL AVENUE
LES ÉDITIONS PEACE OF MIND

L’ÂME À LA TENDRESSE
Author… PAULINE JULIEN
Composer… FRANÇOIS DOMPIERRE
LES PRODUCTIONS FRANÇOIS DOMPIERRE
LES ÉDITIONS NICOLAS ENRG.

From the film
LES MAINS NETTES
Composer… MAURICE BLACKBURN
© NFB

LA DANSE À SAINT-DILON
Author-composer… GILLES VIGNEAULT
LES ÉDITIONS DU VENT QUI VIRE

MOMMY
Author-composer… MARC GÉLINAS
MARCO DISQUES INC. GILLES RICHER

JE CHERCHE MON CHEMIN
Author-composer… ANNE SYLVESTRE
© ANNE SYLVESTRE (SODRAC)

From the show
VOIX PARALLÈLES
Composer… BERNARD BUISSON

LE TEMPS QUI PASSE
Author… BORIS VIAN
Composer… ANDRÉ WILLY HODEIR
LES ÉDITIONS MAJESTIC
With the authorization of UNIDISC MUSIC INC.

VISUAL RESEARCH
SYLVIA MEZEI
CLAIRE BOURBONNAIS

PHOTOS AND FOOTAGE RESEARCH
AND RIGHTS CLEARANCE
SYLVIA MEZEI

MUSIC RESEARCH AND RIGHTS CLEARANCE
CLAIRE BOURBONNAIS

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
PASCALE BILODEAU
PASCALE FERLAND

NFB ARCHIVES
RAGNHILD MILEWSKI
LEA NAKONECHNY

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
EMMANUELLE LACOMBE

CHRONOLOGY AND DECRYPTION OF CORRESPONDENCE
BETWEEN PAULINE JULIEN AND GÉRALD GODIN 1961-1994
EMMANUELLE GERMAIN

SUBTITLES
ROBERT GRAY, KINOGRAPH

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO
PASCALE GALIPEAU
NICOLAS GALIPEAU
ALAN GLASS
JACQUES GODBOUT

FOR THE EXTRACTS FROM HIS FILM FABIENNE SANS SON JULES
© 1964 National Film Board of Canada

 

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK

FRANÇOIS AUGER
ALAIN BADIOU
SIMON BEAULIEU
SANTIAGO BERTOLINO
GABRIEL BOILEAU-CLOUTIER
JÉRÔME BOURQUIN
RICHARD BROUILLETTE
MARIE BERNIER
SYLVAIN CHARBONNEAU
ROBERT CHARLEBOIS
CLAUDE CLOUTIER
FRANÇOIS COUSINEAU
GENEVIÈVE COUSINEAU
FLORIAN DAVEAU
MARCO DE BLOIS
JOËL DENIS
CLÉMENCE DESROCHERS
ANDRÉ ESCOJIDO
CAROL FAUCHER
MARC-ANDRÉ FAUCHER
MAURICE FERRON
LOUISE FORESTIER
ELENA FRACAS
JACQUES GALIPEAU
SIMON GALIERO
JEAN GAGNON
GENEVIÈVE GUAY
JEAN-PAUL GUAY
NADINE GOMEZ
MARIE-CHRISTINE GUITÉ
BENJAMIN HOGUE
MAGALIE HUAULT
ANDRÉE LACHAPELLE
MICHÈLE LALONDE
JEAN PIERRE LANNES
LUCIENNE LOSIER
PIERRE LEFEBVRE
MARIE-PIERRE LESSARD
ANNE MAGNOL
DENISE MARSAN
HUGUES MIGNAULT
GENEVIÈVE ROSSIER
JULIE ROY
NATHALIE SAINT-PIERRE
BRIGITTE SAURIOL
MAUDE SMITH-GAGNON
GUY THOUIN
GILLES VIGNEAULT
PATRICK WATSON
KIM YAROSHEVSKAYA

FRANCINE ALLAIRE AND MICHEL SCHEFFER
BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET ARCHIVES NATIONALES DU QUÉBEC (BAnQ)
AND ALL THOSE WHO WORK TO PRESERVE ARCHIVES AND LIVING HERITAGE. THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS FILM AND TO QUEBEC’S COLLECTIVE MEMORY IS ESSENTIAL AND INVALUABLE.

LEGAL COUNSEL
DOMINIQUE AUBRY

PRESS RELATIONS
NADINE VIAU

MARKETING MANAGER
FRANÇOIS JACQUES

ASSISTED BY
JOLÈNE LESSARD

ADMINISTRATION
SIA KOUKOULAS

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
CHINDA PHOMMARINH
GABRIELLE DUPONT
ISABELLE LIMOGES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PASCALE SAVOIE-BRIDEAU

TECHNICAL COORDINATION
MIRA MAILHOT

PRODUCER
JOHANNE BERGERON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
COLETTE LOUMÈDE

 

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

 



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