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Joannie Lafrenière

Canada | 2022 | 1 h 41 min
Available on ARTS.FILM from August 9, 2024

Gabor is a quirky, feel-good portrait of Gabor Szilasi, the 93-year-old giant of Canadian contemporary photography. It is an uplifting immigrant story and an inspiring lesson on how to grow old with elegance and dignity.
Script Joannie Lafrenière
Director of Photography Joannie Lafrenière
Editing Emmanuelle Lane
Sound Recording Marc-André Labonté
Artist Gabor Szilasi
Concept Marie-Pierre Grenier
Sound mixing Jean Paul Vialard


Joannie Lafrenière

Joannie Lafrenière

Documentary filmmaker and photographer, Joannie Lafrenière loves human beings. Holding degrees in journalism and photography, Joannie has contributed to several recognized publications and has had the chance to be part of many inspiring independent projects. Her documentary projects have been shown in major festivals across Canada and abroad. She uses the codes and aesthetics of pop culture playfully, along with the power of kitsch, to avoid the trap of caricature. Her work is informed by an anthropological approach, and she uses the camera as an excuse to establish relationships with people who tickle her curiosity: she then highlights them through portraits in which humanity, fantasy, color, and humor are central.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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