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La dernière chambre

May 11th, 2021

A cinematic installation by François Delisle and Geneviève Lizotte
Presented from May 21 to June 27 at the Cinémathèque québécoise

The Centre d’art et d’essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise, h264 and Films 53/12 are proud to present LA DERNIÈRE CHAMBRE, a cinematic installation by François Delisle & Geneviève Lizotte around the film CHSLD. This original creation, which opens up the traditional way to screen a short film, establishes intimacy between the viewer and the film for a more immersive experience. It will be presented in the Norman McLaren space of the Cinémathèque québécoise from May 21 to June 27, 2021.

The presentation of LA DERNIÈRE CHAMBRE’s installation is in line with the mission of the Centre d’art et d’essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise, which is to promote recent Quebec films, but it also reflects a new desire to present short films and documentaries differently. Several special events will be organized in the upcoming months to accompany the film programming.

CHSLD (Quebec, 2020, 20 minutes)
Presented in competition at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and winner of the Audience Award at the Festival Off-Courts de Trouville in France, CHSLD is nominated in the Best Short Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. In this very personal film, François Delisle paints an intimate portrait of his mother, who lives in a CHSLD. A glimpse of the daily routine and healthcare journey of a woman at the end of her life, as respect, love, and dignity prevail.


About François Delisle and Geneviève Lizotte

Since the late 80s, François Delisle has directed and produced numerous films, including Le bonheur c’est une chanson triste, Le Météore, Chorus, and Cash Nexus. Several of them have won awards and been presented in international festivals (Berlin, Sundance, Busan). François Delisle relentlessly advocates independent, personal cinema, both through the films he directs and those he produces.

Geneviève Lizotte has worked as a set designer, art director and stylist for more than 15 years. She has designed a hundred theatrical productions, collaborating with Robert Lepage, André Brassard, Fernand Rainville, Christian Lapointe and Catherine Vidal. Her work was featured in creations by Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and musical concerts of Pierre Lapointe. She has also collaborated on the cutting-edge cinema of directors François Delisle and Khoa Lê.

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The Cinémathèque québécoise is Montreal’s museum of moving images. Its mission is to acquire, document and preserve the world’s audiovisual heritage, with an emphasis on Quebec and Canadian works as well as international animation, and to make it available for cultural and educational purposes.     

Created in April 2016, the Centre d'art et d'essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote art house cinema by programming documentaries and other independent films.

The Centre d'art et d'essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise would like to thank the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, artsvest and Canadian Heritage for their support.