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Eau vive

Eau vive

Anne-Marie Tougas

Canada | 2022 | 6 min
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Through hypnotic images, this short film illustrates the inner upheaval of a river during its inexorable race towards its disappearance in the ocean. By superimposing the words of the poet Khali Gibran to her images of rapids, the filmmaker meditates on the journey towards disappearance.
Director Anne-Marie Tougas
Script Anne-Marie Tougas
Author Khalil Gibran
Production Anne-Marie Tougas
Editing Anne-Marie Tougas
Colorization Denis Pilon
Narration Maureen Roberge
Sound Roger Guérin
Sound mixing Roger Guérin
Cinematography Anne-Marie Tougas
Distribution Anne-Marie Tougas


Anne-Marie Tougas

Anne-Marie Tougas

A graduate of the Université de Montréal in landscape architecture, Anne-Marie Tougas is a Montreal-based filmmaker. Producer, director and cinematographer, she is interested in universal human values and themes that are both meaningful and questioning, and in the role of art in our lives. Her film Raymond Klibansky de la philosophie à la vie was a prizewinner at the 20th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), and it was widely shown around the world. Her film L’espace que j’ai vu…un portrait de pierre thibault, 2007, winner of the audience award at the Rencontres cinéma — architecture in Annecy and widely distributed in France, was in official competition at the 25th FIFA. Vivre avec l’art …un art de vivre was the opening film of the 28th FIFA. Artistic creation and expression are an integral part of Anne-Marie Tougas’ approach. All her feature-length films on art have been in competition at the International Festival of Films on Art and screened both locally and internationally. Since 2020, the filmmaker has been experimenting with the cinematographic transposition of living poetry in situ, in the form of short films. Eau Vive, in competition at the FIFA, was selected for a special screening at the Centre culturel canadien in Paris.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Louise Warren — poète Fragments (2020)
Les Chercheurs d’art (2014)
Vivre avec l’art… un art de vivre (2010)
Un pas vers l’Arctique Échos et visages du Nord (2012)

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