En festival Appear Francine Saillant et Fanny Hénon-Levy 2021


Francine Saillant et Fanny Hénon-Levy / 2021 / 64 min. / Canada / FRENCH / ENGLISH SUBS


Users of alternative community mental health resources express their relationship to art and life. The intimate experience of art, of the studio, of associating with artists and of seeing oneself as an artist changes their lives. Exchanges between professional artists and artists from different resources across Quebec on the relationship between art and madness. A participatory drawing system journey through the experiences related.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: Francine Saillant et Fanny Hénon-Levy
Cinematographer: Alexandre Berthier
Editor: Alexandre Berthier
Sound: Miriane Rouillard
Sound mix: Miriane Rouillard
Sound editor: Miriane Rouillard
Music: Miriane Rouillard
Artistic director: Fanny Hénon-Levy-Francine Saillant
Production : Francine Saillant




Visual art, Mental Health


Francine Saillant is an anthropologist, artist and documentary maker. For several years, it has contributed to the vitality of Quebec culture through its social, literary, visual arts and video production actions. His video productions focus on social and artistic diversity, on the experiences of minority / minority groups, and on the enhancement of the voices and image of people associated with these groups. In 2019, she produced with Fanny Hénon-Levy, Creators of Links, then in 2021, Appear in 2021, a series of video experiences combining documentary film and art film.

Visual artist, Fanny Hénon-Levy holds a Master of Arts degree from Paris-Sorbonne (2006) and obtained in 2020 a Master of Fine Arts degree from Laval University as well as several awards.

Her research focuses on the singular, even marginal, character of the human being and the power of action, vital. In particular, the process of drawing is privileged for its raw and uncluttered character, and as a means of appearing, linking and creating a space for mutual recognition.

She is the originator of polymorphic creations, cultural mediations (2016-2020) and participatory drawing installations presented in different contexts in Montreal and Quebec City.
Her other artistic contributions include accompaniment in the mental health milieu (since 2014), artistic direction and art film making. In 2019, she is co-directing the film series Creators of Links (La Fabrique culturelle) as well as the film Appear in which the action of art, light and beauty on well-being is central (broadcast 2021).


- 2021 -
In competition | Arte Non Stop Festival, Argentine

- 2022 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
In competition | Fine Arts Film Festival, USA

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