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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

Cielo

by Alison McAlpine

Manic

by Kalina Bertin

Les dépossédés

by Mathieu Roy

Primas

by Laura Bari

Birth of a Family

by Tasha Hubbard

Maison du bonheur

by Sofia Bohdanowicz

Destierros

by Hubert Caron-Guay

La rivière cachée

by Jean-François Lesage

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