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ARCHES : Le Temple maçonnique

ARCHES : Le Temple maçonnique

Alexandre De Bellefeuille

Canada | 2023 | 5 min
French |
Subtitles: English
Home to the Grande Loge du Québec, an initiatory, philosophical and philanthropic society, the Montreal Masonic Temple is one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts-inspired architecture in Quebec. Discover the philosophy and symbolism of the Freemasons!

In O Isis und Osiris, Schenket der Weisheit Geist, an excerpt from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (himself a Freemason), the priest Sarastro prays to the Egyptian goddess Isis and her brother Osiris to protect the young lovers as they pass through the trials of fire and water, a kind of initiatory journey. In this opera, Mozart uses magical and philosophical themes to disseminate nods to Freemasonry.
Director Alexandre De Bellefeuille
Production Manager Charles St-Onge
Artistic Direction Xavier Brossard-Ménard
Archives researcher Véronika Brandl-Mouton
Camera Alexandre De Bellefeuille
Narration Étienne Gaudreau
Sound Nataq Huault
Translation Amy Grainger


Alexandre De Bellefeuille

Alexandre De Bellefeuille

Alexandre de Bellefeuille is a director and cinematographer based in Montreal. He works in fiction, documentary, and, more recently, visual arts. His work has been selected for numerous film festivals, including Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois (Canada), the Festival du film sur l’art (Canada) and the Festival des Courts à Clermont-Ferrand (France). His most recent work explores — and emancipates — the documentation of artistic events. Through his collaborative work with artists, Alexandre seeks to create witness documents that in turn become singular artistic objects.
Le Partage (2023)
Mixed Memories (2022)
Flowing Water Standing Time (2019)
Comment par un beau matin d’avril (2016)
Le dernier jour (2016)

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