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Comme une vague

World Premiere

Comme une vague

Marie-Julie Dallaire

Canada | 2021 | 1 h 27 min
French, English, Dari, Spanish |
Subtitles: French
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Big Giant Wave is an ode to music, the invisible abstract and fleeting sequence of sounds that creates in the brain the same reaction as chocolate, sex, or drugs.

Conceived as a cinematographic wave, this documentary takes us from Canada to Italy via Sweden, Mexico and the American West Coast to meet fascinating scientists and artists who, from their various backgrounds, illustrate our essential connection with rhythm, music, our planet, the brain, daily lives and our collective humanity.
Director Marie-Julie Dallaire
Script Andrée Blais, Marie-Julie Dallaire
Associate Producer Fabrice Barrilliet
Content Production Andrée Blais, Céline Courtois
Executive Production Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Alex Sliman
Participation Patrick Watson, Tom Wilder, Stéphane Tétreault, Osunlade, Valorie N. Salimpoor, Hossaini Mostafa, Fatima Moradi, Tiana Malone, Gordon Hempton, Nathalie Fernando, Ron Davis Alvarez, Ezra Azmon
Director of Photography Tobie Marier Robitaille, Josée Deshaies
Editing Louis-Martin Paradis
Sound Recording François Grenon, Maxime Dumesnil
Camera Hugo Longtin
Colorization Jérôme Cloutier
Sound Design Luc Raymond, Guy Pelletier
Sound mixing Bernard Gariépy Strobl

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Marie-Julie Dallaire

Marie-Julie Dallaire

Marie-Julie Dallaire is a director in film, television and advertising. She directed Big Giant Wave, an art documentary on the power of music, with Jean-Marc Vallée as executive producer. In 2020, during the pandemic, she directed the short film Jules’ impossible summer (NFB). In 2015, she directed the second unit on Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. In 2009, she directed Un monde sans pitié, a television series nominated at Les Prix Gémeaux. She also wrote and directed three episodes of the television series Le Québec en 12 lieux. In 2007, Father / Notre père, her portrait of Pops”, the founder of Montreal charitable organization Dans la rue, was nominated at the Jutra Awards, and won the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation Award. Her documentary Marie-Antoinette sur fond vert was named Best Documentary, Culture, at Les Prix Gémeaux. In the 2000s, she contributed to the collective feature film Un cri au bonheur. She was one of the few women in Quebec at this time to direct television commercials. In 1996, she was one of the directors of the fiction feature Cosmos, which was awarded at the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival. She launched her career with Quebec television phenomenon La Course Destination Monde in the early nineties.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Jules’ Impossible Summer (2020)
Le Québec en 12 lieux (20092010)
Un monde sans pitié (20082009)
Un cri au bonheur (2008)
Notre père / Father (20062007)
Marie-Antoinette sur fond vert (2007)

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