À l'insu du plein gré
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À l’insu du plein gré is a documentary on Quebec cinema. The principal purpose of this film is to show the different issues involved in film production and distribution and especially in the relationship between artistic creation and the processes of financing, publicising and promoting a film. The film also attempts to draw out the little-known battles behind the scenes and to raise the awareness of viewers concerning the difficulties of Quebec filmmakers as they try to distance themselves from the narrative norms imposed by Hollywood and Canadian television. The film gives voice to some of the eminent figures of Quebec cinema, including Germain Houde, André Turpin, Louis Saïa, Denis Villeneuve, Michel Brault, Robert Morin, Juliette Ruer, Alexis Martin, Michel Coulombe, Micheline Lanctôt, Denis Chouinard... Those questions are also asked to representatives of the two major cinema institutions in Quebec: Téléfilm Canada and SODEC.

Original language
French
French (on-screen text)

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Credits

Direction
Simon Galiero
Editing
Simon Galiero
Nicolas Rutigliano
Camera
Nicolas Cannichione
Alexis Robert
Simon Galiero
Ami Vaillancourt
Sound
Sébastien Duguay
Music
Louis Armstrong
Duke Ellington
Schubert
Participants
Germain Houde
André Turpin
Louis Saïa
Denis Villeneuve
Michel Brault
Robert Morin
Juliette Ruer
Alexis Martin
Michel Coulombe
Micheline Lanctôt
Denis Chouinard
Production
Simon Galiero
Polygone
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Claire Valade, Film critic from Quebec

Best seen, if possible, with Cinéma québécois: le problème d'une industrie by Denis Cioffi, Eugene Gagnadre, Bernard Lemay and Denis Vaillancourt (also distributed by Vidéographe), made 25 years earlier, in 1975, if only to better appreciate the extent to which the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Keywords
Cinema, Filmmakers, Interviews, History, Art