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The Act of Beauty

Nicolas Paquet / 2021 / 68 min. / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH / Canada

Synopsis

Nestled at the heart of the Bic mountains, in this territory called Lower St. Lawrence, hides a community of wise people, audacious people taking root. The collective farm Sageterre is the work of Jean Bédard, writer, philosopher but most importantly, a peasant. His writing calls for action. His work on the land cultivates ideas. Jean Bédard fights to see a new, more humane world, rise.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Nicolas Paquet
  • Cinematographer : François Gamache, François Pesant, Nicolas Paquet
  • Editor : Natacha Dufaux
  • Sound : Guillaume Lévesque
  • Sound mix : Bruno Bélanger
  • Sound editor : Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • Music : Le Quatuor Saint-Germain
  • Production : Nicolas Paquet / franC doc

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Agriculture and local, Environment, Literature and poetry, Philosophy

Trailer

Biography

The independent filmmaker Nicolas Paquet produced in 2011 his first feature-length documentary – La règle d’or, followed by the feature-length films Ceux comme la terre, Esprit de cantine, Chef.fe.s de brousse and the short film Les sucriers, which were presented in numerous Canadian and international festivals. His creations document rural realities with authenticity, safeguarding a speaking space for the resistance of today.

Filmography

  • 2011
    La règle d'or / 75 min.
  • 2014
    Ceux comme la terre / 73 min.
  • 2017
    Esprit de cantine / 78 min.
  • 2019
    Chef.fe.s de brousse / 70 min.

Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Canada

- 2022 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Festival 48 images seconde, France
In competition | Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition |Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada
In competition | International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), India

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