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Les lettres de ma mère Serge Giguère

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In 1975, Serge Giguère filmed his first documentary images, during a family reunion. At the time, the filmmaker had no idea that it would be his mother’s first and last on-camera appearance. The small, charismatic, infectiously energetic woman died soon after, mother to 16 children in 1950s Quebec, and the invisible inspiration for the filmmaker’s profoundly humanistic approach. A sharp and poignant (auto)biography, Les lettres de ma mère pays tribute to the “quiet story in the shadows” of a woman both well-loved and too-little known, an ordinary mother of uncommon vitality, and a symbol of an important part of Quebec’s rural and working-class history.

Presented in collaboration with Ici Radio-Canada

Les lettres de ma mère

  • Country : Quebec
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : French
  • Duration : 86 MIN
  • Cinematography : Katerine Giguère, Serge Giguère
  • Editing : Catherine Legault
  • Production : Sylvie Van Brabant, Amélie Lambert Bouchard
  • Music : Bertrand Chenier
Filmography of Serge Giguère :

Oscar Thiffault (1988)
Le roi du drum (1992)
9 St-Augustin (1996)
Suzor-Côté (2001)
À force de rêves (2006)
Le Nord au coeur (2012)
Le mystère Macpherson (2014)

Presented in same section

Maison du bonheur

by Sofia Bohdanowicz

Primas

by Laura Bari

Birth of a Family

by Tasha Hubbard

Destierros

by Hubert Caron-Guay

La rivière cachée

by Jean-François Lesage

Manic

by Kalina Bertin

Les dépossédés

by Mathieu Roy

Cielo

by Alison McAlpine

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