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In The Heart of Vivianne Gauthier

Marie-Claude Fournier / 2017 / 12 min. / Canada/Haiti / FRENCH, Haitian Creole / SUBS FRENCH, ENGLISH

Synopsis

"I do not regret," said Vivianne Gauthier sitting on the bed of her room where she has been sleeping for more than eighty years. A singular, strong, disciplined and energetic woman, this choreographer and dance teacher led her life as she saw fit then marking the cultural history of her country Haiti. This film offers an overview of his life through the visit of his house, a "Gingerbread House" where every nook is full of memories. Here is the portrait of an endearing woman demonstrating a face of Haiti that we know too little.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Marie-Claude Fournier - Andrew Bigosinski
  • Direction of photography : Marco Saint-Juste
  • Editing : Véronique Barbe
  • Sound : Dominique Frantz
  • Mixing sound : Marc Tawil
  • Actress : Vivianne Gauthier
  • Production : Cine Services

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Biopic, Dance, Cultural diversity, Elderly

Biography

Before focusing on documentary, Marie-Claude Fournier worked for more than ten years in the television world, invested photography and traveled for more than a year from Europe to Asia. Following his stint in the documentary production program at L'inis in 2010, several of his short documentaries are selected at international festivals. Recipient of Fonds TV5 2012, she produced and co-produced the webdocumentary MY STATES * NORDIQUES, a TV5 Québec coproduction and Productions Pied-de-Biche. The work was awarded the Gémeau prize for the best interactive documentary produced for the web in 2013. In 2014, again with its collaborator Anne Laguë, she won a CALQ grant for the short documentary Femme Centaure presented on the site. Before focusing on documentary, Marie-Claude Fournier worked for over ten years in the television world, investing in photography and traveling for more than a year from Europe to Asia. Following his stint in the documentary production program at L'inis in 2010, several of his short documentaries are selected at international festivals. Recipient of Fonds TV5 2012, she produced and co-produced the webdocumentary MY STATES * NORDIQUES, a TV5 Québec coproduction and Productions Pied-de-Biche. The work was awarded the Gémeau prize for the best interactive documentary produced for the web in 2013. In 2014, again with its collaborator Anne Laguë, she won a CALQ grant for the short documentary Femme Centaure presented on the site. from La Fabrique culturelle. Marie-Claude Fournier also devotes part of her time to cultural mediation by collaborating with Wapikoni Mobile and RIDM, among others. It was during such a collaboration with the organization Projet Harmonie that she produced the feature film The Hold Up of My Freedom, which deals with teenage crime. In the fall of 2014, Marie-Claude left Quebec again to work several months in the professional department of the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti where she mentored through the realization of corporate projects. Versatile, his various professional activities always bring him to meet people and heterogeneous backgrounds, his first source of motivation.

Festivals

- 2017 -
In Competition | REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Les Percéides, Canada
In Competition | Women Media Art Film Festival, Australie
In Competition | Bucharest Int. Dance Film Festival, Roumanie
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
In Competition | POOL-Internationales TanzFilmFestival, Allemagne
In Competition | ViewFinders - Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, Canada
In Competition | Lights Moves Festival of Screen Dance, Irlande
In Competition | FICFA, Canada

- 2018 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In Competition | Short Soup, Australie
In Competition | Festival de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France
In Competition | CinéDans, Pays-Bas
In Competition | Rencontre Documentaires de Films d'Action Sociale, France
In Competition | Shire Short Film Festival, Australie
In Competition | FIFEQ, Canada
In Competition | 48 Images Secondes, France
In Competition | São Paulo Int. short Film Festival, Brésil
In Competition | Golden Tree Doc Film Festival, Allemagne

- 2019 -
In Competition | Victoria Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Kino Tanca, Pologne
In Competition | Festival de Films Féministes de Montréal, Canada
In Competition | Festival Creole Ottawa, Canada
Special Screening | Polish Contemporary Dance Workshop Barefoot, Pologne
In Competition Makedox, Macédoine

Awards

- 2018 - 
Cinematographic Prize | Cinéma sous les Etoiles, Canada

- 2019 -
Best Documentary Short | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
Honorable Mention | Festival Vues d'Afrique, Canada

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