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Au clair de la lune (French)
Location
Main screening room
Date
May 28th, 2024
Duration
92 min
Cycle
Éléphant presents

The Cinémathèque québécoise is pleased to partner with Éléphant : mémoire du cinéma québécois to show each month, on the big screen, a restored work from its film repertoire.

In the presence of the filmmaker, André Forcier
New restored version

Au clair de la lune
Directed by
André Forcier
Language
French
Actors
Guy L'Écuyer, Michel Côté, Pierre Giard
Origins
Quebec
Year
1983
Duration
92 min
Genre
Drama, comedy
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Two friends, an albino and an ex-bowling champion, live in a car. A tragic and comic story.

Au clair de la lune
Dans cet univers oscillant sans cesse entre le tragique et le loufoque, entre le réel et l’imaginaire, Forcier bouscule la norme du cinéma social. Sa lucidité explose ici en un style fortement poétique ou, sous la forme d’une fable, viennent se profiler les allégories d’un monde éminemment désespéré.
Marie-Claude Loiselle, 1990

André Forcier

André Forcier produced and directed his first short film, Chroniques labradoriennes in 1966. At the beginning of his career, he took on all sorts of jobs to finance his first feature film, Le retour de l’immaculée conception. In 1974, following the success of Bar Salon, Forcier was awarded the Silver Siren by Vittorio De Sica at the Sorrento Festival in Italy. He continued his career by directing several films with enchanting and surreal atmospheres (L’eau chaude, l’eau frette, Au clair de la lune, Kalamazoo, Une histoire inventée, Le vent du Wyoming, La comtesse de Bâton Rouge). After a few minor works, he returned in 2009 with Je me souviens, which many consider to be his best film. He was the first Quebec filmmaker to have a retrospective at the Cinémathèque française in 1987. In 2003, he was awarded the Prix Albert-Tessier and, in 2010, he won the Governor General's Award of Canada, the highest distinction in media arts in the country.

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