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Pas même le bruit d'un fleuve

Pas même le bruit d’un fleuve

Benoit Guérin

Canada | 2020 | 33 min
In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, excellent novels and stories were published under the radar, while literary festivals, book fairs and bookstores were closing. As a result, these books did not receive much of the promotion and visibility they deserved. 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.

When Hanna discovers, among her recently deceased mother’s belongings, notebooks, photographs and newspaper clippings, she decides to go down the river to Kamouraska to try to find the thread that will link her story to that of Simone, this silent woman, absent from her own life. Travelling back through the century, along the St. Lawrence, from Montreal to Pointe-au-Père, following the sometimes cruel tides, Hanna will find the trace of her mother’s first love and will return to 1914, at the time of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland.

From the publication of her first book in 1983 to the awarding of the prestigious Athanase-David Prize for the body of her work in 2019, author Hélène Dorion has published more than thirty works. Poetry, novels, stories, essays, children’s books, her books are published in fifteen countries and have earned her several awards.

Recorded at Théâtre Outremont.
Make Up Artist Justine Denoncourt Bélanger
Director Benoit Guérin
Author Hélène Dorion
Production Festival International De La Littérature (FIL)
Director of Photography Pierre Thériault
Cast Hélène Dorion
Concept Festival international de la littérature (FIL)
Decoration Pierre-Luc Racine
Manager Kathleen Gagnon
Other Marie-Eve Bélanger, Laurent Fortin Fournier, Benoit Larivière, Éditeur : Éditions Alto

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Benoit Guérin

Benoit 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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