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Une femme, ma mère Claude Demers

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After D’où je viens (RIDM 2014), which looked at his childhood neighbourhood, Claude Demers’ latest autobiographical film is a portrait of his bio-mother, who abandoned him at birth. How do you make a portrait of a mysterious woman who always refused to spill her secrets? Through a poetic, deeply sensitive montage blending fiction and documentary, archival footage and re-enactments, the filmmaker imagines the life his mother might have had, as a way to have a dialogue with her through cinema. An unforgettable love letter to a woman who rejected social norms to the point of rejecting her own child, Une femme, ma mère is the work of a true child of the movies, connecting the story of a woman to the history of Quebec by reclaiming her images.

Une femme, ma mère

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 76 MIN
  • Cinematography : Stéphanie Weber Biron, Olivier Tétreault
  • Editing : Natalie Lamoureux
  • Production : Claude Demers
  • Writer : Claude Demers
  • Music : Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
  • Sound Design : Patrice LeBlanc
Filmography of Claude Demers :

L’invention de l’amour (2000)
Barbiers – Une histoire d’hommes (2006)
Les dames en bleu (2009)
D'où je viens (2014)
Mon dernier été (2016)

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