One of the Coop Vidéo de Montréal’s first productions, Rouges et bleus focuses on the then-nascent Ligue Nationale d’Improvisation as they play a form of improv game that originates in experimental theatre and borrows the rules and procedures of hockey.
“Le temps d’une virée” was shot during three days of public hearings in Grosse-Île, where inhabitants of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and representatives of SOQUEM discussed the industrial requirements for exploiting salt deposits on the islands.
Léopold is a passionate roller derby skater whose great hope is to make it onto the professional circuit. Between training and preparing for his wedding, he must deal with his future wife, Elizabeth, who begs him to abandon this dangerous sport. But Léopold insists. The marriage goes ahead. Years pass. Léopold paints cars by day […]
“I joined the army so I could travel and see the country. All I saw was Northern Ontario, during training exercises. In the first few days, I fell secretly in love with another soldier. That’s when I asked to be released from the army. I had a Super-8 camera with me, so I could film […]
In a rural tavern, male and female strippers come out in succession to do their routines. Mario is a regular here, and spontaneously decides to integrate his stunt routine into a woman’s strip-tease act. The alcohol flows and the atmosphere deteriorates in a quasi-orgy, with other customers joining in. Brigitte, Mario’s girlfriend, can’t stand it. […]
Every afternoon, suburbanite Yvette Gendron takes a short break: an hour of dreams (or reality) spent watching her favourite soap opera. The intrigues of the soap and the life of the Gendrons blend together, to the point of upsetting the household’s apparent bliss. Family members poignantly re-enact for the camera this troubling episode in their […]
Richard Vermette, has been sitting at the top of a pole for a month, reflecting on life and death. Elzéar Duquette travelled around the world dragging his coffin with him. A man manages to send an arc of urine over a bus. Another manages to crunch through and swallow his beer glass in reaction to […]
Six diverse characters come together in a country house. The situation gives rise to manifold imbroglios and unforeseen reversals. A duel with rakes pits father against son, both wearing snowshoes in the middle of summer. An ailing Egyptologist regains the use of his legs, is murdered and revived. A young Black man falls madly in […]
This film is an intimate incursion into the Montreal body-building scene and, specifically, the world of André Guilbault. Married, owner of a commercial gym, a house and two gleaming cars, this quadragenarian lives well . . . and intends to keep it that way. To boost membership, he decides to return to competitive body-building, and […]
It is the 25th wedding anniversary for a dwarf couple. Among their guests, their son, Pierre, is feeling out of sorts. Also a dwarf, he condemns his parents for conceiving him, knowing the risks they were taking of having a child with the same disease. At 24, Pierre drags his handicap into his relationships. So-called […]