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Belle River

Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin / 2022 / 11 min. / Canada / SUBS 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

Documentaire

Topics

Culture and society, 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
In competition | Atlanta Shortfest, Atlanta, USA
In competition | Nuit du court, France
In competition | Fantasia Film Festival, Montréal, Canada
In competition | Courts d'un soir, Montréal, Québec
In competition | Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival Sao Paulo, Brésil
In competition | Concorto film festival, Italy
In competition | Le long week-end du court, Canada
In competition | MINIKINO FILM WEEK (MFW), Indonesia
In competition | Festival Off-courts, France
In competition | Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Orvieto Cinema Fest, Italy
In competition | Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada
In competition | DMZ Docs, South Korea
In competition | Original Thinkers, USA

In competition | Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
In competition | Bolton International Film Festival, Royaume Unis
In competition | Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival SPASM, Québec
In competition | Festival Jóvenes Realizadores - Granada Film Fest, Espagne
In competition | Cinémania, Québec
In competition | Aesthetica short film festival, Royaume Unis
In competition | Festival du Film Français de Jeju, Corée du Sud
In competition | Leeds International Film Festival, Royaume Unis
In competition | Ojai Film Festival, États-Unis
In competition | Fenêtres sur courts, France
In competition | Images en vues, Québec
In competition | Miami short Film Festival, États-Unis
In competition | Interfilm Berlin, Allemagne
In competition | Cucalorus Film Festival, États-Unis
In competition | Ouaga Côté Court, Burkina Faso
In competition | Amarcort Film Festival, Italie
In competition | Séquence Court-Métrage, France
In competition | Gimme Some Truth, Canada
In competition | Aguilar Film Festival, Espagne
In competition | Festival International du Film Politique de Carcassonne, France

Awards

- 2022 -
PLANÈTE + Prix AQCC | Prends ça court!, Canada
On tourne vert 2022 | Festival international de films Fantasia, Canada
Cinématographie 2022 | Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules médias, Canada
Official selection | TIFF Canada's Top Ten 

 

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