Higher Than Flames Will Go

Higher Than Flames Will Go

| 1 h 43 min

Plus haut que les flammes (Higher Than Flames Will Go) is a moving adaptation of Louise Dupré’s 2011 Governor General’s Award-winning book of poetry Plus haut que les flammes, recited in its entirety by actor Violette Chauveau, and filmed at various locations, including Auschwitz, Canada, Louisiana, Nicaragua, and Ukraine.

The poem, like the film, begins with the phrase “Ton poème a surgi de l’enfer” (Your poem rises up from hell). Shaken by a trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau, a woman tries to continue to live and care for a child. Because beyond the worst horrors created by humanity, there is childhood, for and through which time marches on. There are also those who watch over these small beings, working each day to keep them alive, clean, and safe. Weaving connections between different stories, realities, and landscapes, the filmmaker offers an anchor point for reflecting on the outcome and ensuring that those who will inherit the world are raised as high as possible, “higher than flames will go.”

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Credits
  • poem interpretation
    Violette Chauveau
  • participant
    Emilia Arauz Castellon
    Yaroslava Nikolaevna Sarabun
    Justina Leiton
    Stéphanie Matthews
    Cristhian Valeria Calero Vega
    Nolan
    Jeremy
    Said
    Abraham
    Ashley
    Eduardo
    Sofia
    Miguel
    Theo
    Jonathan
    Denys
    Mariana
    Arsen
    Lidia
    Alexandre
    Maria Del Carmen
    Jérôme
    Benoit
    Eva
    Da'Marquis
    Tristan
    Gabriel
  • research
    Monique LeBlanc
  • scriptwriter
    Monique LeBlanc
  • director
    Monique LeBlanc
  • editor
    Geoffrey Boulangé
  • principal camera
    Monique LeBlanc
  • additional camera
    Bernard Fougères
    Luke Sky-video
    Étienne Boivin
  • location sound recorder
    Serge Arseneault
    Richard Lavoie
  • production assistant
    Liza Yanovitch
    Dmytro Kolchynskyi
    Jean-Michel Vienneau
    Darlene Teahen
    Andrea Buckle
  • picture consultant
    Bernard Fougères
    Evar Simon
  • additional research
    Liza Yanovitch
    Francine Hébert
  • sound editor
    Mélanie Gauthier
    Paul Goguen
  • mixer
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • offline editing facility
    Digital Cut Moncton
  • offline assistant editor
    Charles Gagnon
    Dominique Samson-Dunlop
  • offline coordinator
    Stéphanie Lemieux
  • recording studio
    Outreach Productions
  • sound recorder
    Andrew MacRae
  • assistant sound recorder
    Rebecca Tinsley
  • graphic designer
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • translator of the poem
    Monique LeBlanc
    Annick MacAskill
  • additional translation services
    Olena Vdovyna
    Macumba Media
    Pro Documents
  • transcription services
    Olena Vdovyna
    Macumba Media
    Pro Documents
  • subtitles
    MELS
  • foley
    Simon Meilleur
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • additional foley recording
    Jo Caron Audio
  • archival research
    Nancy Marcotte
    Delphine Saint-Marcoux
  • rights clearances
    Nancy Marcotte
    Delphine Saint-Marcoux
  • original music
    Monique Jean
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • administrator
    Geneviève Duguay
  • line producer
    Geneviève Duguay
  • production coordinator
    Audrey Rétho
    Colette Allain
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
    Jean-François Laprise
  • video technical support
    Patrick Trahan
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
  • audio technical support
    Bernard Belley
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • producer
    Christine Aubé
    Jac Gautreau
  • executive producer
    Denis McCready
    Dominic Desjardins