Films catalogue

Midwife man

Martine Asselin / 2018 / 64 min. / 52 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH

Synopsis

Louis Maltais loves challenges. At 27, this ex-circus artist begins his training to become the first male midwife in Quebec. During 4 years, the movie follows Louis on his initiatory journey. Beyond midwifery, it tells a universal tale. A tale of transformation, about a man who, despite ordeals, doubts, and misconceptions, is determined to live out his passion.

Cast & Crew

  • Director : Martine Asselin
  • DOP : Marie Davignon / Philippe Chaumette / Olivier Gilbert / Gabriele Kislat / Martine Asselin
  • Editing : Josiane Lapointe
  • Sound : Roger Guérin
  • Music : Simon Bellefleur
  • Interpreter : Louis Maltais
  • Production : Productions Triangle

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

LGBTQIA+, Health, Work

Trailer

Biography

In 1997, having just completed her film studies, Martine leaves for a trip around the world in order to direct her first documentary film. Her passion for travels and her curiosity has never left her, translating even in her approach and allowing her to easily navigate through genres: documentary, fiction, experimentation, animation. Interested in how people find their true self while facing challenges, she tries to tell personal stories in a universal way. Her work is shown in festivals worldwide and on television.

Filmography

  • 2016
    Un trou dans la jambe / 4 min.
  • 2016
    Visages du cybersexe / 45 min.
  • 2012
    Démasquées... Les beautés / 45 min.
  • 2011
    Ceux qui sont là / 86 min.

Festivals

- 2019 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Cinéma Québec, Canada
In Competition | Festival des Films du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
In Competition | Voir en perspective, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Film de Saint-Séverin, Canada
In Competition | Festival du Cinéma Québécois de Biscarosse, France
In Competition | Festival de Films Féministes, Canada

- 2020 -
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
Special Screening | Mois de la Francophonie, USA

Photos

These films might also interest you

In production

Waiting for Casimir

X

Waiting for Casimir

Christian Mathieu Fournier
In a cozy house in the heart of a village, men and women struggling with their limits live wrapped up in a well-ordered routine.
Documentaire, Experimental 68 min.
In production

Marking the ends

X

Marking the ends

Mireille Tawfik
Three women talk about the difficulty they have in recovering from their last breakup.
Documentaire, Experimental 18 min. 2024

November

X

November

Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier & Karine van Ameringen
November is a unique fascinating experience bringing together people living and working in the city of Montreal, in this no man's land between colorful autumn and white winter.
Documentaire 94 min.
Available Free

The Left Hand

X

The Left Hand

Maxime Robin
Young Maxime’s mother starts worrying about him when his 2nd grade teacher declares him “abnormal”.
Fiction 13 min. 2022
Available Free

Woodswomen

X

Woodswomen

Julie Lambert
FEMMES DES BOIS, a foray into the singular word of forest encampments.
Documentaire 48 min. 2022

Parvis

X

Parvis

Laurence Gagné-Frégeau
Parvis​ is this special place where things shift to something very grand.
Fiction 12 min. 2021
Available Free

Beyond the void

X

Beyond the void

Rafaël Beauchamp
November 2001 : Charles follows his Martin, another victim from the AIDS epidemic of the 90’s, to the end. Twenty years later, we dive back in.
Documentaire 10 min. 2021
Available Free

Scars

X

Scars

Alex Anna
Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal.
Documentaire 10 min. 2020
BECOME A MEMBER

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