While filming his native land, David B. Ricard is entrusted with the task of documenting the creating process of a show of poetry and music across the Canadian Francophonie. This project gives him the opportunity to question the relationship to rooting (land, language), adaptation (poetry, territory) and the process of relationship with the other (team, subject). In this documentary essay, the filmmaker questions his own point of view as a Quebec documentarist. He explores these themes formally inspired by the poem Le Vivant by Carl Lacharité, driving force of the project.
Cast & Crew
- Director : David B. Ricard
- Screenplay : David B. Ricard
- Cinematographer : Claudia Kedney-Bolduc / Simon Dumas / Julie Pelletier / David B. Ricard
- Editor : Jean-Philippe Gagnon
- Sound : Ariane Lehoux / Érick d'Orion
- Sound design & Sound mix : Julien Éclancher
- Music : Érick d'Orion
- Cast : David B. Ricard / Érick d’Orion / Simon Dumas / Jean-Yves Fréchette / Claudia Kedney-Bolduc / Ariane Lehoux / Carl Lacharité
- Production : Productions Rhizome
David B. Ricard works in Quebec City as an independent director and video designer for the performing arts. His work deals with intimacy and questions the cinematic medium as well as the representation of the self through personal archives. His first feature-length documentary, Surfing on grace (2016) follows his connection to his younger brother, a champion skateboard slalom racer. In Living Vocalities (2018), he documents the journey of translating a Quebec poem across the Canadian Francophone landscape. David against Goliath (2022) is his third feature-length documentary.
2022David against Goliath / 96 min.
2016Surfing on grace / 60 min.
- 2018 -
In Competition | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
- 2019 -
In Competition | FIFA – Festival International du Film d’Art, Canada