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Dehors Serge dehors (VOF)
Fernand-Seguin screening room
February 17th, 2022
67 min
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

The film will be followed by a discussion with the directors on February 16.

Dehors Serge dehors
Directed by
Martin Fournier, Pier-Luc Latulippe
67 min

For more than six years, actor Serge Thériault (Ding et Dong, La petite vie, Gaz Bar Blues) has been suffering from a serious depression and has been living out of sight. For Anna, his partner at the end of her tether, Mélina, their daughter, and Robert and Jolande, the devoted neighbors in the basement, the drama is played out, day and night, in the bareness of words, in the face of a being adrift who is endangering the personal equilibrium of the caregivers. A true closed-door film haunted by the ghostly presence of a man emptied of all desire, the film is the story of a relentless struggle against the dark forces that take possession of daily life and abolish time. DEHORS SERGE DEHORS is a film about waiting and the story of a slow ascent to the light. It is in itself a small miracle of resilience that humbly testifies to the benevolent power of cinema.

Dehors Serge dehors

Martin Fournier

Martin Fournier studied psychology at the University of Montreal and Ottawa. Upon graduation, he specialized in mental health care. He is a counsellor and street worker. In 1998, he was selected to participate in the Destination World Race. Without any experience in cinema, he returned to Montreal with several awards, including the Grand Prize of La Course, the Radio-Canada / Sodec award. He then changed jobs and became a director. Website.

Pier-Luc Latulippe

Pier-Luc Latulippe holds a Media Arts and Technology diploma from Cégep de Jonquière. He has since directed several short films (Edges and, most recently River). He works in advertising and television as a director/editor. In 2013, his film Edges was selected at the Regard sur le court au Saguenay short film festival, as well as at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and in Cannes’ section Canada : Talent tout court. His newest offering is Manor, a documentary feature film codirected with Martin Fournier, who has been carrying this project around for numerous years. Cinema Politica.



Photo : Cheval Films

Photo : Cheval Films

Photo : Cheval Films

Photo : Cheval Films

Photo : Cheval Films

Photo : Cheval Films

Interview with the Directors (in French)

Cinéma x 3 : Le Mag (Radio-Canada)