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Jean-Pierre Larocque : Le fusain et l'argile

Jean-Pierre Larocque : Le fusain et l’argile

Bruno Boulianne

Canada | 2019 | 51 min
French, English |
Subtitles: French
Available on May 27, 2022.

After spending 15 years in artistic and academic explorations at different American schools and universities, painter and ceramicist Jean-Pierre Larocque returned to Montreal at the turn of the 2000s. In this portrait film, Larocque opens his studio to viewers. Using charcoal reluctantly” and grinding away slate like so many layers of skin, he is a creator of unfathomable sensitivity who shapes intriguing, enchanting works that play on time and eras while reminding us of our own human ghosts.
Director Bruno Boulianne
Director of Photography Alex Margineanu
Editing Alexis Dumais, Vincent Guignard
Sound Recording Stéphane Barsalou, Marco Fania, Mélanie Gauthier

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Bruno Boulianne

Bruno Boulianne

With a background in architecture and communications, Bruno Boulianne direct the documentary Un cirque sur le fleuve, which won the Best Hope Award at the 1994 Rendez- vous du cinéma québécois. Fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment, he has made some twenty films that have garnered several awards. His feature-length documentary Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch won the ARTV Springboard to the World Award, at the 28th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal and his film Le chant de la brousse won the price ONF/ACIQ for the Best Canadian Film at Festival Vues d’Afrique in 2012. Shot with singer-songwriter Damien Robitaille, Un rêve américain is a great public and critical success. He continues with accomplishments in collaboration with journalist Marc Laurendeau: Monsieur le maire, Jean Drapeau et sa ville, and Le Parti québécois : l’affaire d’une génération?. In 2018, Boulianne presents two films: Claude n’est pas mort — winner of two Prix Gémeaux — and a feature-length documentary: L’homme de l’Isle. In 2019, Bruno Boulianne launches two productions at the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art : The Portrait Jean-Pierre Larocque, Charcoal and Clay and L’art de la chasse: Chantal Harvey.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Julie Ouellet, les chemins éphémères (2021); Jean-Pierre Larocque: Charcoal and Clay (2019); L’homme de l’Isle (2018); Claude n’est pas mort (2017); Le Parti québécois, l’affaire d’une génération (2016); Monsieur le maire (2014); Un rêve américain (2014); Ne touchez pas à mon église! (2012); Le chant de la brousse (2011); Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch (2010); 50 tonnes d’épinettes (2007); La guerre qui ne finit pas (2007); Pompiers boréals (2006); Le prix de l’exode (2006); L’homme est son projet (2006); Pour un bolivianito (2005); Le Compteur d’oiseaux (2004); Des hommes de passage (2002); Aviature (2000); Les Toiles du labour (1997); Un cirque sur le fleuve (1993)

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