A journey into the universe of the pioneers of cinema, narrated by Thierry Frémaux with passion and humour. Lumière, L’aventure commence delivers unforgettable images and a unique view of the world at the dawn of the twentieth century.
In October 1970, the Rose brothers and the Chénier cell kidnapped Minister Pierre Laporte. A decision that has had serious consequences on the history of Quebec. A decision they never challenged despite the War Crisis Act and the aftermath of the October Crisis. Félix, son of Paul and nephew of Jacques, rediscovers his family history during an introspective quest. In the great history of Quebec, here is the journey of a united family who fought to improve their lot and that of others.
Lola, 18 years old, bleach blonde hair, lives in a foster home with Samir, her only friend. Impulsive and lonely, she is trying to get her diploma as a veterinary assistant. When her mother passes away, her father Phillip makes sure that Lola will miss the ceremony. Two years before that, Philip was throwing her out of the family home: at the time, Lola was still Lionel - Philippe is determined to fulfill Catherine's last wish: to be dispersed to the North Sea, in the dunes of her childhood home. Lola on the other hand is furious against her father, but she will not leave her mother alone in this last journey. So they take off together, both unwilling to share a car but determined to take Catherine home.
The first feature by editor Catherine Legault, Sisters: Dream & Variations invites us to discover the creative and personal worlds of two distinctive Montreal artists. Tyr and Jasa have Icelandic roots, and they’ve always been artists at heart. Having become a musician and an interdisciplinary artist respectively, they have developed artistic practices that draw on their colourful imaginations and family roots, including the use of audio recordings of their Icelandic great-grandmother. In a symbiotic relationship with its protagonists’ creativity, the film includes animations and performances in order to do justice to Tyr and Jasa’s artistic approach and particular identity, deftly combining reality and dreams.
In 1948, Edith Piaf offered a Paillard-Bolex camera to Charles Aznavour, the first he was to own and which would always be with him. Until 1982, Charles would shot hours and hours of material which would become the corpus of his film diary. Aznavour filmed his life and lived like he filmed. Everywhere he went, his camera was with him. It recorded everything. Moments of life, the places he passed through, his friends, loves, hassles. A few months before he died, he started working through the rushes of his films with Marc di Domenico. He then decided to make a film out of them, his film.