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La Belle Visite Jean-François Caissy

In La Belle Visite, Jean-François Caissy explores aging by shadowing the residents of an isolated retirement home in rural Quebec in a simple yet effective and beautiful way. As the seasons change on the shores of Chaleur Bay in Gaspésie, time appears to stand still as we are immersed in the residents’ daily routine. But what remains as the final breath nears? Like the Spanish poet Jorge Manrique said, “Our lives are rivers, gliding free to that unfathomed, boundless sea.”
— Dominique Chaumont

This screening is presented for free as part of our anniversary section Doc-to-doc : 25 years of Encounters

Presented in collaboration with Télé-Québec

La Belle Visite

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2009
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 80 MIN
  • Cinematography : Nicolas Canniccioni
  • Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • Production : Jean-François Caissy
  • Music : Julien Bilodeau
  • Sound Design : Martin Allard
  • Sound Design : Hugo Brochu
Filmography of Jean-François Caissy :

La Saison des amours (2005)
La marche à suivre (2014)
Premières armes (2018)

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