Making Movie History: Denys Arcand

Making Movie History: Denys Arcand

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As a young man, Denys Arcand had his heart set on history. He fell into cinema by happenstance, only to become Quebec's most famous director--a winner several times over at Cannes and recipient of the 2003 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. His beginnings wer auspicious. While making a student film in 1961, Arcand was assigned an extraordinary crew that included Brault, Groulx, Carrière and Gosselin. His new friends found a place for him at the NFB, and the agency became his school. He honed his craft alongside cameraman Bernard Gosselin and watched as Pour la suite du monde took form in a neighbouring editing suite. Inspired by this creative foment, he went on to make a remarkable series of films. Referencing Machavielli, classical tragedy, or biblical scripture, the iconoclastic Arcand challenges and stimulates, exploring contemporary Quebec with fearlessness and humour.

This interview is part of Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts.

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Générique
  • None
    Denys Desjardins
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • recherchiste
    Denys Desjardins
  • entrevues
    Denys Desjardins
  • réalisation
    Denys Desjardins
  • montage
    Denys Desjardins
  • producteur
    Johanne Bergeron
  • recherche photographique
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • obtention des droits
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Sylvia Mezei
  • archives
    Yvon Larocque
    Claude Lord
  • conservation
    Richard Cournoyer
    Johanne St-Amant
  • laboratoire
    Richard Cournoyer
    Johanne St-Amant
  • sweetning
    Luc Papineau
  • musique originale
    Luc Papineau
  • montage additionnel
    Babalou Hamelin
  • montage en ligne
    Denis Gathelier
  • traitement de l'image
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • agent, marketing
    Geneviève Bérard
  • assistant de production au marketing
    Catherine Benoît
  • administrateur de studio
    Sia Koukoulas
    Manon Provencher
  • coordonnateur de production
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • adjoint administratif
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
    Lise Lévesque
  • coordonnateur technique
    Richard Cliche
  • direction programme français
    Monique Simard