Following Catherine
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Animated sequences, documentary and fiction intermingle in constant interplay with reality in this film diary telling the story of a 40 years old student in Paris. A fanciful yet acurate view - blending irony, tenderness and gravity - of a mid-life assessment.

2007
Canada
94:00
Original language
French

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Credits

Photography
Jeanne Crépeau
Sound
Jeanne Crépeau
Screenplay
Jeanne Crépeau
Editing
Fernand Bélanger
Jeanne Crépeau
Louise Dugal
Sound Editing
Francine Poirier
Claude Beaugrand
Assistant Director
Catherine Goupil
Richard Brouillette
Participants
Catherine Goupil
Jeanne Crépeau
Anne Cervellera
Laurent Cervellera
Manuela Marques
Eric Cez
Production
Jeanne Crépeau

Technical information

Color
Color
Shooting format
Digital

Documentation

Further information

Artist's Statement:

"Undertaken in the year 2000 as a “diary of doubt” and shot bit by bit until 2006, Following Catherine was initially a documentary, almost a family film: like a means of experiencing the world through the whims of a searching gaze (see Amalgames). One day, the editor (and filmmaker) Fernand Bélanger suggested squeezing reality to bring out the juice of fiction. I spent an extraordinary summer with him, in the countryside, editing the film. Sometimes, we ended our day on a wonderful cinematic problem. The next morning, he’d arrive with an unexpected solution, full of inventiveness. I had the impression that he never rested." - Jeanne Crépeau

Texts:

Grugeau, Gérard. « La vie mode d'emploi », Revue 24 images, no 136, hiver 2007-2008.

Gendron, Nicolas. « Doux plaisir de la découverte », Cinébulles, vol 26, no 3, été 2008.

Keywords
Love, Women, Studies, Homosexuality, France, Cinema