Films catalogue

A house for the Syrians

Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier / 2017 / 79 min. / 52 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH

Synopsis

In the region of Portneuf, an encounter is slowly unveiled between the here and there, and comes to life through the long wait and small gestures of love of the Saint-Ubalde Sponsoring Committee, who works tirelessly towards the ultimate dream of welcoming a family of Syrian refugees.

Cast & Crew

  • Production : Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier / Les Vues du fleuve
  • Screenplay : Nadine Beaudet et Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • Direction of photography : Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • Editing : René Roberge
  • Sound : Nadine Beaudet
  • Music : Martin Lizotte
  • Mixing sound : Benoît Dame
  • Production : Les vues du fleuve

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Discrimination and human rights, Migration and diasporas, Quebec, Refugees

Trailer

Biography

Christian Mathieu Fournier has been working since 1998 as Photo Director. In 2004, his second documentary film, Make money, salut bonsoir !, won him the Audience Award and the Enviro Prize at the Portneuf Film Festival on the environment. He followed up with Léandre Bergeron, with hopeless conviction (2008), and in 2012, L'Ange des Grondines (Public Prize at the FFPE). In 2015, Nallua earned her a Special Jury Mention at the Babel Film Festival in Italy and the Best Documentary Award at the Percé International Film and Art Festival. Since then, the movie has been awarded a presentation in more than 12 national and international festivals.

Nadine Beaudet directed her first documentary LE COSAQUE ET LA GITANE in 2012: she won the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (2013). With THESE MEN OF PASSAGE (2015), she was part of the first cohort of the collective of 5 directors (5 shorts) initiated by the NFB and SPIRA which aimed to reintroduce very short documentary in the cinematographic landscape. His most recent film THE CHANT OF STARS (2016) selected by the International Documentary Film Festival in the Cevennes (France), unveils the unprecedented meeting of astronomy and music in a poetic and human narrative.

Festivals

- 2018 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Film Environnemental de Portneuf, Canada
In Competition | Ischia Film Festival, Italy
In Competition | Woodpecker International Film Festival, India

- 2019 -
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
Special Screening | Semaine de la Francophonie, USA
Special Screening | Les 7 jours du 7e art, Guinea

- 2020 -
In Competition | Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke - Sur la route, Canada

Photos

These films might also interest you

In production

The Blueberry Blues

X

The Blueberry Blues

Andres Livov
As summer unfolds, Quebec's blueberry season springs to life, enticing labourers from afar to pick the coveted little fruit before the frost sets in. Amidst the blue fields, music and tales weave through the bustling rhythm of the harvest. Yet, the ever-present threat of forest fires looms in the ba(...)
Documentaire 90 min.
In production

Fuck All Whites

X

Fuck All Whites

Jeremy Peter Allen
Wanting to distance himself from his skinhead past, Max joins the Northern Sentinels, a group that provides help to the homeless. The Sentinels’ social activities are soon shown to be hiding an even darker agenda.
Fiction 22 min.
In production

Love in the desert

X

Love in the desert

Aubert Sénéchal
On a beach on the south shore of Quebec, Jeff is filming a western with his son Loïc and his daughter Marion. What seemed to be an easy activity quickly split the three family members against each other.
Fiction 19 min. 2024

After The Odyssey

X

After The Odyssey

Helen Doyle
An ensemble film about the reception in Italy of young Nigerian women struggling with human trafficking.
Documentaire 85 min. 2024
Available

Upwelling

X

Upwelling

Hugo Latulippe
Twenty young performers brought together for a creation lab strive to tap into the spirit of the times by scouring contemporary Québécois poetry. When, to everyone’s amazement, one of theirs is elected to Quebec’s National Assembly, poetry becomes an integral part of the country’s political landscap(...)
Documentaire 88 min. 2022
Available

Wandering, a Rohingya Story

X

Wandering, a Rohingya Story

Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier
Within a few months, the Kutupalong refugee camp has become the biggest in the world. A labyrinth of makeshift shelters, home to 700 000 Rohingya exiles. In this place out of space and time, is it still possible to exist?
Documentaire 87 min. 2020
Available

Playeros : Beach Workers

X

Playeros : Beach Workers

Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon
We dream of the beach; Nelson dreams of escaping it. We wish to go on vacation; Nelson wishes only to work. While we sleep, he is awake. By day, he walks among us. Yet, Nelson goes unnoticed...
Documentaire 15 min. 2019
Available

Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains

X

Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains

Thomas Rinfret
The Last Villains (Mad Dog & The Butcher) immerses us in filmmaker Thomas Rinfret’s journey to direct a documentary on the lives of the famed Vachon wrestling family. His protagonist is the last living member of the dynasty: Paul “The Butcher” Vachon.
Documentaire 94 min. 2019
BECOME A MEMBER

Spira is your coop devoted to independent filmmaking.
Become a member today!