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Journal d'un père (French)
Monday, June 24th, 2024
at 15:00
Date
Monday, June 24th, 2024
at 15:00
Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
at 17:00
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
June 14th - 26th, 2024
Duration
75 min
Cycle
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.

June 15 and 18 screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker

Diary of a Father
Directed by
Paul-Claude Demers
Language
French
Origins
Quebec
Year
2023
Duration
75 min
Genre
Documentary, Essay
Format
Digital
Synopsis

To make up for the absence of his 7-year-old daughter who lives in Berlin, a Montreal filmmaker keeps a film diary that conjures up his relationship with his adoptive father and his biological father, whom he never knew. His film diary also becomes a reflection on filmmaking by revisiting the work of directors who have influenced him, such as Ingmar Bergman and Wim Wenders. Diary of a Father is a poetic response to help make the separation between a father and his daughter bearable.

Diary of a Father

Paul-Claude Demers

Paul-Claude Demers, known as Claude Demers, is a self-taught independent filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and visual artist based in Montreal, Canada. He directed his first feature film, The Invention of Love, in 2000. He then turns to documentary filmmaking with Barbers – A Men’s Story (2006) and Ladies in Blue (2009). In 2014, he directed the first installment of his trilogy themed around the quest for origins: Where I’m From. In 2016, he directed the fiction short film My Last Summer, which received 17 awards in multiple countries. In 2019, Demers directed the second installment of his trilogy: A Woman, My Mother, (Grand prize in the 2019 RIDM National Feature Film Competition). In 2023, his new documentary essay Diary of a Father concludes his trilogy. Poetic and human, his films have been awarded and selected at several international festivals: Rotterdam, RIDM, São Paulo, Palm Springs, Hot Docs, La Rochelle, Vancouver, Hot Docs and Interfilm-Berlin. In 2007, the Cinémathèque québécoise celebrated the filmmaker's singularity with a retrospective of his works.

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Photo : Adil Boukind

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