Daughter of the Crater

Daughter of the Crater

A woman of the land, Yolande Simard Perrault sees herself as a child of an earthshaking event in Charlevoix, Quebec, millions of years ago. Strong as the Canadian Shield, she is a daughter of the crater formed by that meteor impact, which explains her uncommon vitality. This documentary portrays a determined woman who is the reflection of a land that has always been bigger than life. She was the creative and life partner of filmmaker Pierre Perrault, who left everything behind to be by her side. The film charts the influence of this insatiable dreamer and her contributions to the building of a collective unconscious. In a stream of images and words, Simard Perrault recounts the splendours of the landscape and the people who shaped it. Generous and boundless, her quest for identity nurtured and perpetuates the oeuvre of the man who breathed new life into Quebec cinema.

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Credits
  • participant
    Yolande Simard Perrault
    Martin Brisson
    Jean-Michel Castonguay
  • writer
    Nadine Beaudet
    Danic Champoux
  • director
    Nadine Beaudet
    Danic Champoux
  • editing
    René Roberge
  • camera
    Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • sound recording
    Nadine Beaudet
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • producer
    Nadine Beaudet
    Johanne Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Christian Mathieu Fournier
    Colette Loumède
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • sound mixing
    Isabelle Lussier
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • voice recording
    Olivier Calvert
  • technical director
    Vincent Deschênes