Carole Laganière / 2018 / 8 min.

Guillaume Carole Laganière 2018


When Guillaume was born, his life expectancy was about four days. Today he’s eight years old and he doesn’t have much time left. His autism and love for music make Guillaume an exceptional being, who has got an intense joy of life. As if he knew that each moment could be the last one.


Childhood, Death, Health

Data sheet

  • Director Carole Laganière
  • Year 2018
  • Length 8 min.
  • Genre Documentary
  • Versions Original French version, Original French version with English subtitles
  • Sound Stereo
  • Available formats Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, H264, DCP, DVD

Cast & Crew

  • Director, Carole Laganière
  • Cinematographer, Carole Laganière
  • Editor, Annie Deniel
  • Sound, Sandy Pinteus
  • Sound editor, Sandy Pinteus
  • Music, Luc Sicard
  • Cast, Guillaume Dubé, Lizanne Dubé, Martine St-Pierre
Photo Gallery -  Guillaume Carole Laganière 2018


After several awarded works in fiction (Le mouchoir de poche, Jour de congé et Aline), Carole Laganière focuses mainly on documentary, a genre that allows her to combine social and artistic preoccupations. In 2002 and 2003, with La fiancée de la vie and Un toit, un violon, la lune, the filmmaker wins successively Best Documentary at Toronto’s Hot Docs. Vues de l’est (2004), L’Est pour toujours (2010), then Absences (2013), which involves the director’s mother and her Alzheimer’s disease, all confirm the maturity of an artist who has got a loving and incisive eye. In 2014, she directs and produces Des adieux, on the end-of-life in a palliative care house, then Un printemps incertain, a fictional short movie inspired by the film Des adieux in 2015. In 2017, she completes Quartiers sous tension, on the gentrification phenomenon, then continues with Sylvie à l'école, in 2018, the portrait of a school teacher and her unusual class.


- 2019 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
Special Screening | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada


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