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Bonfires

Martin Bureau / 2017 / 6 min. / Canada / Film without speech

Synopsis

The Bonfires are huge "bonfires" lit in Northern Ireland on July 12 each year by Protestants, in the context of the Battle of the Boyne celebrations, which took place in 1690. Composed of wooden pallets, of tires and rubbish, they represent identity affirmation for Protestants, arrogance and humiliation for Catholics.

Cast & Crew

Direction and Screenplay: Martin Bureau
Direction of photography: Émile et Martin Bureau
Editing: Émile et Martin Bureau
Sound: Émile et Martin Bureau
Music: Érick d'Orion
Mixing sound: Olivier Calvert

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Cultural diversity, History, Religion and spirituality



Trailer

Biography

Martin Bureau vit et travaille à Québec. Il s’intéresse aux dynamiques des systèmes de pouvoirs confrontés à leurs limites. Ces questionnements se déploient à travers une pratique interdisciplinaire, entre la peinture, l’installation vidéo et le cinéma documentaire. Son travail a notamment été exposé à la Manif d’art 7 de Québec, à la Biennale de vidéo et des nouveaux médias de Santiago au Chili, à la Galerie 3 de Québec, à de nombreuses reprises à la Galerie Lacerte de Québec et Montréal ou encore à la Galerie Nicolas Metivier de Toronto. Ses tableaux sont présents dans de nombreuses collections publiques et privées, dont le Musée National des Beaux arts du Québec, les villes de Montréal et de Québec, l’Assemblée nationale du Québec, Les Caisses populaires Desjardins ou encore Loto-Québec. En 2009, il coréalisait le documentaire Une tente sur Mars, qui fut nominé aux Prix Jutra et aux Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois pour le documentaire de l’année. En 2014, il complétait un premier court métrage sur la question des Murs de séparation étatiques, Ils n’ont demandé à personne, présenté en première mondiale au Raindance Films Festival de Londres. Également, il réalisa en 2015 un court métrage sur l’univers déjanté des derby de démolition, L’Enfer marche au gaz!, produit par l’ONF et Spira. Présenté en première mondiale au festival Regard sur le court à Saguenay, il est par la suite sélectionné dans une vingtaine d’événements et festivals aux quatre coins de l’Occident, dont les Hot Docs à Toronto, Talent tout court à Cannes, les FCVQ à Québec, Raindance à Londres ou au Chicago International Film Festival. Lors du Gala Prends ça court en 2016, il reçu trois prix, dont ceux du meilleur montage er de la meilleure conception sonore. Il poursuit actuellement sa série de tableaux et de webdocs portant sur les murs de séparations étatiques, dont Bonfires est le deuxième court métrage complété.


Festivals

- 2017 -
Special Screening | Festival Off-Courts, France
In Competition | Traces de Vie, France

- 2018 -
Special Screening | Québec en Court, France
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone (Vancouver), Canada
In Competition | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Flatpack Film Festival, UK
In Competition | Vues sur Mer, Canada
In Competition | Hot Docs, Canada
In Competition | Parties de Campagne, France
In Competition | Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico
Special Screening | Weiterstadt Film Festival, Germany
Special Screening | FICFA, Canada
In Competition | Makedox, Macedonia
In Competition | Filmets Badalona, Spain
In Competition | Cinémental, France
In Competition | Festival Interférences, France
In Competition | Uppsala Short Film Festival, Finland
In Competition | Images en vues, Canada
In Competition | Cucarolus Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Festival Courts en Scène, France
In Competition | Vérin International Short Film Festival, Spain

- 2019 -
In Competition | Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway
In Competition | Cinéma on the Bayou, USA
In Competition | Rai Film Festival, Italy


Prices

- 2018 -
Local talent award for short films | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
Farel Prize for short films | Festival International du film à thématique religieuse, Switzerland





Movies notes

Martin Bureau lives and works in Quebec City. He is interested in the dynamics of power systems facing their limits. These questions unfold through an interdisciplinary practice, between painting, video installation and documentary cinema. Her work has been exhibited at the Manif d'art 7 in Quebec, at the Biennial of video and new media in Santiago, Chile, at Gallery 3 in Quebec City, and many times at Galerie Lacerte in Quebec City and Montreal. still at the Nicolas Metivier Gallery in Toronto. His paintings are present in many public and private collections, including the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the cities of Montreal and Quebec, the National Assembly of Quebec, Caisses populaires Desjardins or Loto-Quebec. In 2009, he co-directed the documentary Une tent sur Mars, which was nominated for the Jutra Awards and the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois for the documentary of the year. In 2014, he completed a first short film on the issue of state separation walls, They did not ask anyone, premiered at the Raindance Films Festival in London. In 2015, he also directed a short film about the crazy world of demolition derbies, L'Enfer marche au gaz !, produced by the NFB and Spira. Presented as a world premiere at the festival Regard sur le court in Saguenay, he was subsequently selected in twenty events and festivals all over the West, including the Hot Docs in Toronto, Talent tout court in Cannes, the FCVQ in Quebec, Raindance in London or the Chicago International Film Festival. At the Gala Take It Short in 2016, he received three prizes, including Best Editing and Best Sound Design. He is currently pursuing his series of paintings and webdocs on state dividing walls, of which Bonfires is the second short film completed.




Photos

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Photo Gallery -  Bonfires Martin Bureau 2017
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