Imaginary Tales

Jean-Marc E.Roy / 2018 / 71 min.

Imaginary Tales Jean-Marc E.Roy 2018


Des histoires inventées (Imaginary Tales) is a documentary feature best described as the portrait of an author about and with André Forcier. It is the story of an exceptional and undeniable filmmaker in our national cinema's landscape and a pillar at the heart of its identity. It is a chance to revisit his body of work, known for its heavy dose of magical realism, through the re-enactement of scenes from throughout his filmography. It is a stroll through his world: appering sometimes as a recollection, a footprint or a memory. 



Data sheet

  • Director Jean-Marc E.Roy
  • Year 2018
  • Length 71 min.
  • Genre Documentary
  • Versions Original French version, Original French version with English subtitles
  • Sound 5.1
  • Available formats Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, H264, DCP
  • Website

Cast & Crew

  • Direction, Jean-Marc E.Roy
  • Screenplay, Jean-Marc E.Roy
  • Direction of photography, Alexandre Lampron
  • Editing, Philippe David Gagné
  • Sound, Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin, Simon Plouffe, François Forcier
  • Sound mix and editing, Christian Rivest
  • Original music, Morti Viventear
  • Artistic director, Ariane Drapeau
  • Cast, Marie Tifo, Rémy Girard, Juliette Gosselin, Emile Schneider, Michel Barrette, Céline Bonnier, David Boutin, France Castel, Donald Pilon, Renaud Pinet-Forcier, Charlotte Aubin, Sandrine Bisson, Michel Côté, Gaston Lepage, Louise Marleau, Angelo Cadet, Marc
  • Production, La Boîte de pickup
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Jean-Marc E.Roy’s body of work oscillates between documentary and fiction. Since 1999, several of his films have been presented and received awards here and abroad. A numerous grants recipient, he was awarded the CALQ prize for creator of the year in 2015. He recently directed Bleu tonnerre (Blue Thunder) and Crème de menthe which both premiered at The Directors Fortnight (2015 and 2017). Roy is presently finishing his first feature-length documentary about filmmaker André Forcier (Des Histoires inventées / Imaginary Tales – 2018). He’s also working on a feature film called Bijou.


- 2018 -
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
In Competition | Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Canada
In Competition | Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Canada

- 2019 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In Competition | Voir en Perspective, Canada
Special Screening | Les Percéides, Canada

- 2020 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone, Canada
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA


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