CINEFRANCO 2012: Prud’hommes, La Folle Entreprise-Sur les Pas de Jeanne Mance, Je pourrais etre votre grand-mere
A Cinéfranco 2012, Festival International du Film Francophone, “Prud’hommes” Directed by Stéphane Goël, “La Folle Entreprise, Sur les Pas de Jeanne Mance” Directed by Annabel Loyola (Starring: Thérèse Payer, Jacques Lacoursière, Jean-Charles Déziel) e “Je pourrais etre votre grand-mere” Directed by Bernard Tanguy (Starring: Jean-Toussaint Bernard, Ioana Geonea and Frédérique Bel).
Directed by Stéphane Goël
Every year thousands of conflicts are dealt with via a special jurisdiction process, the Tribunal des Prud’hommes, established in the 19th century to resolve management and labour disputes (…) This court is a revealing social barometer, full of stories, dramas great and small. “Les Prud’hommes” crystallizes tensions, upsets, suffering and rebellions that are part of a rapidly changing, ever more brutal and complex world of work. For the first time in Switzerland, a camera crew has been allowed into the public galleries to film the Tribunal at work in Lausanne. The result is a caustic look at a very particular form of theatre, a play of words and emotions, bosses versus workers, accompanied, or not, by a lawyer or union representative.
Amusing and moving by turn, the film takes us into the heart of the human comedy, that of contemporary society. –Locarno Film Festival.
Boyd Van Hoeij from Variety describes Goel’s work as an “absorbing doc.”, “gripping and insightful”.
La Folle Entreprise, Sur les Pas de Jeanne Mance
Directed by Annabel Loyola
Starring: Thérèse Payer, Jacques Lacoursière, Jean-Charles Déziel
« How many big cities in the world could boast to having a woman as their founder ?”
Fascinated by the singular destiny of Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) whose major part in co-founding Montreal had been forgotten, the filmmaker searches for the reasons that motivated an unmarried woman who was neither a widow nor a nun in the XVIIth century, to travel to the unknown and surpass herself in a hostile context, to found a city over 3 centuries ago.
This well-chronicled and poetic documentary is at once a self-quest, Annabel Loyola’s, and an enquiry into the life of a woman we feel close to. Jeanne Mance’s exceptional journey is presented to us like a luminous, touching impressionistic painting that puts us in a state of grace.
“A challenge brilliantly tackled!” (Léo Baudouin)
Je pourrais etre votre grand-mere
Directed by Bernard Tanguy
Starring: Jean-Toussaint Bernard, Ioana Geonea and Frédérique Bel
A brilliant business lawyer finds that an old Rumanian homeless woman looks a lot like his grandmother. One night, he makes a cardboard sign for her “I could be your grandmother”. Passers by become much more generous. Other homeless people request signs from him. Their demands are soon too much for him.
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE
TORONTO March 23 – Aprl 1, 2012
Prud’hommes, La Folle Entreprise-Sur les Pas de Jeanne Mance, Je pourrais etre votre grand-mere
Report and Camera by Mariangiola Castrovilli
Editing by Claus
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