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L'histoire de l'oie (VOF)
Main screening room
November 29th, 2022
44 min
Michel Marc Bouchard : adaptations

L'œuvre du dramaturge Michel Marc Bouchard a depuis les années 1980 inspiré de nombreux films, des Feluettes (Greyson) à Tom à la Ferme (Dolan). Ce cycle permettra de constater non seulement que de nombreux projets de cinéma se sont nourris de son théâtre, mais encore combien l'imaginaire de ce dramaturge porte les marques de sa cinéphilie. Une carte blanche vient compléter ce cycle.

In the presence of Michel Marc Bouchard

The Tale of Teeka
Directed by
Tim Southam
Benoît Brière, Brent Carver, Maxime Desbiens-Tremblay
44 min

Bruised by the violent relationship with his parents, young Maurice befriends Teeka, the lively goose. Absorbed by the world of games they play together, Maurice lets down his guard and introduces Teeka to his imaginary altar ego, Tarazan. Based on Michel-Marc Bouchard's award winning play, The Tale of Teeka is a charged portrayal of one man's attempt to reconcile his abusive childhood.

The Tale of Teeka

Tim Southam

Tim Southam (born October 1, 1961) is a Canadian television and film director. His 1994 dance film Satie and Suzanne, was nominated for a Grammy for best long-form video in 1997. His 1997 feature documentary, Drowning in Dreams, which tracks several men’s obsession with a shipwreck lying at the bottom of Lake Superior, was screened at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for a Genie Award. In 1998 Southam directed L'histoire de l'oie, which was adapted by Michel Marc Bouchard from his celebrated play of the same name, winning among other awards several Prix Gémeaux and The Banff Rockie. Tim Southam sits on the National Executive Board of the Directors Guild of Canada, serving for six years as Chair of the Guild’s National Directors Division, and for six years as its National President.


Michel Marc Bouchard

Born in 1958, Michel Marc Bouchard grew up in Lac Saint-Jean. It was there that he staged his very first play, Scandal, in 1975. He then went on to study theater at the University of Ottawa and worked with several French Ontario theatre companies. In 1983, his play La contre-nature de Chrysippe Tanguay, écologiste, was shown at the Théâtre d'aujourd'hui in Montreal, which was a turning point in his career. The many plays he has written since then have often been translated and performed internationally. In Quebec, Michel Marc Bouchard has collaborated with the greatest directors, such as André Brassard and Brigitte Haentjens. He himself has written the screenplay for several film adaptations of his works, including John Greyson's Les Feluettes, Sophie Lorain's Les grandes chaleurs and Xavier Dolan's* Tom à la ferme*.


About L'histoire de l'oie
Full cast
About Michel-Marc Bouchard
Discours de Michel Marc Bouchard | Remise de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec
Entretien avec Michel Marc Bouchard