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National Feature Competition

J'ai placé ma mère Denys Desjardins

In the style of a film diary, this documentary immerses us in the personal experience of the filmmaker and his sister as they try to ensure their mother, who is no longer independent, can end her days with dignity in the CHSLD system. Amid this complex challenge, Denys Desjardins films his mother with incredible tenderness. He communicates her vulnerability and warm personality from a place of love and respect. When their family life seems to have found a new balance, COVID and how it’s managed emerges as a final setback. In the same vein as his previous film, Le château, and web series, L’industrie de la vieille$$e, this intimate documentary carries a highly pertinent social and political message.
— Editorial Team

competition : National Feature Competition

J'ai placé ma mère

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Denys Desjardins
  • Cinematography : Mathéo Lemay
  • Editing : Denys Desjardins
  • Editing : Michel Giroux
  • Production : Denys Desjardins
  • Music : Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala
  • Sound Design : Bruno Pucella
Filmography of Denys Desjardins :

La dame aux poupées (1996)
Mon oeil pour une caméra (2001)
Au pays des colons (2007)
Le château (2020)
L’industrie de la vieille$$e (2021)

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