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La géographie du bonheur

La géographie du bonheur

Benoît Guérin

Canada | 2020 | 36 min
In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, excellent novels and stories were published and did not receive much of the promotion and visibility they deserved under the radar, while literary festivals, book fairs and bookstores were closing. It is in this context that this project of four literary films for the 2020 edition of the International Literature Festival (ILF) was imagined, as well as the title of the series: Les inoubliés du printemps.

The first work tells the story of Jaco who, after assisting his wife in her suicide, discovers that she has long led a double life: fourteen years ago in Haiti, Marine gave birth to Clara. With an old friend, Jaco leaves Montreal to discover the truth about his wife and to give Clara the inheritance that is due to her. But when he arrives, the young girl has disappeared.

This story, both tragic and luminous, deeply human, forms the framework of La géographie du bonheur. A novel of great literary mastery that goes straight to the heart. Véronique Marcotte has led the double life of writer and director since 1999. She has published five novels, participated in two collections of short stories and written several articles for magazines.

Recorded at Théâtre Outremont.
Make Up Artist Justine Denoncourt Bélanger
Director Benoît Guérin
Author Véronique Marcotte, Éditeur : Québec Amérique
Production Festival International De La Littérature (FIL)
Director of Photography Pierre Thériault
Cast Pascale Montpetit
Concept Festival international de la littérature (FIL)
Decoration Pierre-Luc Boudreau
Manager Kathleen Gagnon
Other Marie-Ève Bourgoin, Etienne Côté Paluck, Laurent Fortin Fournier, Benoit Larivière

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Benoît Guérin

Benoît Guérin

Benoît Guérin’s multi-faceted directing experience is based on a double university education in music (opera) and public communications; more than twelve years of experience as a studio cameraman for Radio-Canada (symphonic, variety, public affairs, sports, youth); more than eight years as a cameraman-picturist for private productions; and nearly twenty years of acting experience (TV series, films, commercials).

Benoît excels in multi-camera, musical and corporate events, as well as in dramatic fiction. Among his latest achievements, we find : in multicamera, the captation of the Undisrupted / Unconditional event (spring 2021) produced by the Centre National des Arts du Canada with the Orchestre du CNA, the live broadcast of the 24th Gala des prix Opus du Conseil québécois de la musique (spring 2021), the 2021 – 21 concert season of the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as the taping of the complete nine Beethoven symphonies again with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the MBAM’s Bourgie Hall (summer 2020) and the taping of the plays, Peter and the Wolf and The Little Prince, at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (fall 2020).

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