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En festival Belle River Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin 2022

Belle River

Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin / 2022 / 11 min. / Canada , French, Cajun French, English

Synopsis

2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be forced to open the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, in order to save the cities of New-Orleans and Bâton-Rouge from further uncontrolled flooding. Faith and resilience are the two best weapons they still have in the face of uncertainty.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
Cinematographer: Yannick Nolin
Editor: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
Sound: Mathieu Grégoire
Sound mix: Jean-Paul Vialard
Sound editor: Mathieu Grégoire
Music: The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Cast: Madame et Monsieur Daigle, Anne-Marie Cavalier
Production: Jean-Pierre Vézina / Kinomada

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Culture, Environment, Portrait



Trailer

Biography

Following the making of the short documentaries Laissez les bons temps rouler (2017) and Acadiana (2019), which both take place in Cajun country, we wanted to continue our reflections by concluding our Louisiana trilogy through a final essay entitled Belle River (2022). 

Where Laissez les bons temps rouler dealt with the folkloric and cultural heritage of the Cajun people, and Acadiana, with the apparent social disruption that divides the inhabitants of the United States, Belle River focuses on the Louisiana territory and its peaceful inhabitants, who both find themselves threatened with dissolution by the emergence of the climate crisis. 

Past, present, future : three times for three distinct films, which complement each other, add up.

Filmography

2017
Laissez les bons temps rouler / 7 min.

2019
Acadiana / 9 min.


Festivals

- 2022 -
In competition | Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France
In competition | Tampere Film Festival, Finland
In competition | SXSW Film Festival, USA
In competition | REGARD - Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada
In competition | Festival Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Aspen Shortsfest, USA
In competition | La Nuit du Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Hot Docs, Canada
Prix PLANÈTE + Prix AQCC | Prends ça court!, Canada
In competition | DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan
In competition | CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival, Italy
In competition | Leiden International Short Film Festival, The Netherlands
In competition | Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA


Prices

- 2022 -
Prix PLANÈTE + Prix AQCC | Prends ça court!, Canada




Photos

Photo Gallery -  Belle River Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin 2022

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