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The Rose Family

Félix Rose
2020 | 127 min 58 s

Selections and Awards

  • Best Canadian DocumentaryFestival Les Percéides - 12e Festival international de cinéma et d’art de Percé, Percé, Canada (2020)


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The Rose Family - Short Biographies






Félix Rose
Writer, Director and Producer
Photo : Eric Piccoli

Félix Rose

Félix Rose has always been fascinated by history, and he developed a social and political conscience at a young age. As a teenager, he discovered cinéma vérité, in particular the work of Pierre Perrault. After studying film and television, he earned his first credits as an editor and screenwriter for the web series Temps mort (2010–2012). He debuted as a documentary filmmaker with Avec la gauche (2014), which followed the campaign team of a Québec solidaire candidate. In 2017, he co-directed the film Yes with Eric Piccoli, about a Québécois artist meeting the residents of a village in Scotland during the lead-up to the referendum on Scottish independence. His most recent documentary, The Rose Family (2020), is the result of nearly 10 years of research that saw him amass an archive of more than 50,000 documents related to the FLQ and the October Crisis, along with many previously unseen interviews on a pivotal moment in our history. Above all, this film is the culmination of a personal quest for Félix Rose as he seeks to understand the life of his father, Paul Rose, and his family.

Eric Piccoli
Producer and Director of Photography
Photo : Priscillia Piccoli

Eric Piccoli

Co-founder of Babel films, Eric Piccoli is a director and producer known for the fiction series Temps Mort, Projet-M and Écrivain public. He has also made his mark in documentary by co-directing the film Yes with Félix Rose, which takes place during the referendum in Scotland, and by directing Cannabis illegal, about transformations in the cannabis black market. March 2020 marks the release of the last and final season of the Écrivain public series. He is currently working on the adaptation of the novel Je voudrais qu’on m’efface by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and on a feature film entitled Le train du nord. He is Director of Photography and Producer on his long-time collaborator and friend Félix Rose’s documentary The Rose Family.

Philippe-A. Allard
Photo : Babel Films

Philippe-A. Allard

Philippe-A. Allard is a partner and producer of Babel Films and Rendez-vous Télé (The Rose FamilyÉcrivain PublicAvec un sourire la révolutionYes, Pourquoi?Avant-aprèsJe voudrais qu’on m’efface). He is also the co-founder of Peak Media, a company he chaired for 12 years. He is currently producing an international documentary which will be broadcast on Télé-Québec in September 2020 as well as a documentary series which will be released in October 2020 on TVA. Philippe-A Allard graduated in finance from HEC Montreal and holds the title of Chartered financial analyst from the CFA institute. He completed the certification in corporate governance from Université Laval and is a Certified Company Administrator (ASC). He has served on several boards of directors including the Itinéraire as president, the Denise-Pelletier Theater, Kino and the Agora Symphony Orchestra.

Colette Loumède
Producer and Executive Producer
Photo : NFB

Colette Loumède

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

Currently working at 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. The films she’s produced have screened at many of the world’s top festivals, including Hot Docs, CPH-Dox, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Berlin International Film Festival, the Rotterdam 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 work with meaningful content directed by auteurs who tackle the important issues of the day. She’s worked with Luc Bourdon, Jean-Claude Labrecque, Serge Giguère, Richard Desjardins, Patricio Henriquez, Hugo Latulippe, Paule Baillargeon, Céline Baril, Benoît Pilon, Carole Laganière, 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.

Nathalie Cloutier
Executive Producer
Photo : Liam Valdès

Nathalie Cloutier

In 2018, after 15 years at the NFB, Nathalie Cloutier was appointed Executive Producer of the French Program’s Documentary Studio. She has always championed a flexible creative process and supported a diverse group of auteurs, an approach that has yielded a number of bold endeavours. At the NFB, she’s produced several interactive projects, including Here at Home: In Search of the Real Cost of Homelessness, a multi-award-winning website about homelessness, and The Hole Story Interactive, a website that accompanied the feature-length doc of the same name by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie. In addition to her work on interactive productions, Nathalie has produced and co-produced numerous feature-length documentaries that have garnered attention both in Canada and internationally. They include The Amina Profile by Sophie Deraspe (Sundance 2015), Gulîstan, Land of Roses by Zaynê Akyol (Doc Alliance Selection Award, Locarno 2016), Freelancer on the Front Lines by Santiago Bertolino (closing film at RIDM 2016), and A Delicate Balance by Christine Chevarie-Lessard (Women Inmates’ Award, RIDM 2018). She also produced Waseskun, by Steve Patry, a Best Feature Length Documentary nominee at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. In collaboration with Nadagam Films of Val d’Or, in Quebec’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, in 2018 she launched the 5 Shorts Project, for which five local female directors each made a very short documentary for the web. Her most recent productions are Kenbe La: Jusqu’à la Victoire by Will Prosper, Le fond de l’air by Simon Beaulieu and Far from Bashar by Pascal Sanchez.

Nathalie Cloutier first came to work at the NFB as a production coordinator in 2003. After completing the documentary program at the Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS) in Montreal, she returned to the NFB as a producer at the Documentary Studio in 2010. Earlier in her career, she studied arts and literature and collaborated on several theatrical productions. Her experience directing short films for the 1998–1999 season of the Radio-Canada television program Course destination monde inspired her to pursue a career in film.


Written, Researched and Directed by
Félix Rose

Producers Babel Films
Philippe-A. Allard
Marco Frascarelli
Eric Piccoli
Félix Rose

NFB Producer
Colette Loumède

NFB Line Producer
Mélanie Lasnier

Production Manager
Mathieu Paiement

Michel Giroux

Direction of Photography
Eric Piccoli

Additional Images
Vincent Allard

Original Music
Philippe Brach X La Controverse

Location Sound
Rosalie Rose

Sound Design and Re-recording
Jean-Philippe Goyette
Peak Média

Script Consultant
Simon Beaulieu

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  • Babel Films

    We’re storytellers. This is our whole purpose. Shoot the right story. This is our mission. We are the team behind Projet-M, Temps Mort and Écrivain Public, winner of three Gemini Awards and twice nominated at the International Emmy Awards. We were born from the intent of creating a flexible and lively production company. In a world where the democratization of production, distribution and transmission methods changes every day, we want to be able to adapt quickly to the new realities. Our goal: to achieve the perfect balance between content and form in order to develop fictional and documentary narratives that become part of history. To achieve this, our projects must respect our rule of the three “a”: authentic, accessible and audacious.

  • About the NFB

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