Films catalogue

Upwelling

Hugo Latulippe / 2022 / 88 min. / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH / Canada

Synopsis

Twenty young actors are brought together for a creation lab by stage directors Véronique and Gabrielle Côté, to create a collective work at one of the great national theatres. Over a full year, they scour contemporary Québécois poetry to tap into the spirit of the times. Whether in workshop settings or at the four corners of the territory, we watch the creative process of Je me soulève unfold. What kind of people will we be in the future? How can art transform the world? Will we still be able to have children? Rebellious, filled with the passion of those who dream of beauty, obeying only their intuition, they come together to forge an ode to life. And when one of theirs is elected to the Quebec’s National Assembly, poetry literally becomes an integral part of the country’s political landscape.

Cast & Crew

  • With : Véronique Côté and Gabrielle Côté
  • Screenplay, image and direction : Hugo Latulippe in collaboration with Stéphanie Robert
  • Editing : Jocelyn Langlois
  • Sound design, sound editing and mix : Jonathan Seaborn
  • Original music : Mykalle Bielinski and Josué Beaucage
  • Production : Carine Mineur-Bourget and Nicolas Léger / Ciné-Scène

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Culture and society, Literature and poetry, Politics, Quebec

Trailer

Biography

Hugo Latulippe has been an active member of the film and television industry since his stint on Radio-Canada’s La Course destination monde in 1994-95. After learning the profession from the masters of Quebec’s direct cinema at the National Film Board of Canada, he founded Esperamos, a company whose television, Internet and film projects, shot in Quebec and around the world, tackle “the great issues of our time.” His films have been selected in the most prestigious festivals and have won numerous distinctions.

Filmography

  • 2001
    Bacon / 82 min.
  • 2004
    Ce qu’il reste de nous / 77 min.
  • 2008
    Manifestes en série / 8 X 52 min.
  • 2011
    République : un abécédaire populaire / 91 min.

Festivals

- 2022 -
In competition | Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Canada
In competition | Festival Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada
In competition | Les Percéides, Canada
In competition | Festifilm de la Beauce Saint-Séverin, Canada
In competition | Festival international de la littérature, Canada
In competition | Festival Escales documentaires, France

Awards

- 2022 -
Prix du meilleur long métrage canadien | Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Canada

Director's statement

This film is the continuation of my work and especially of my essay Pour nous libérer les rivières; Plaidoyer en faveur de l’art dans nos vies, published by Atelier 10 in 2019, and of my political art series Le Théâtre des opérations, shot around the world for ARTV in 2015. It’s about art and politics, the contribution of politically engaged artists, and the great issues of our times (women’s place in the world, the environment, our relationship with First Nations peoples, ancient knowledge, passing on knowledge, etc.). It’s a matter of tackling the current civilizational crisis with intuition and sensibility, that is, with the tools of the artist.

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