Remembering Maria Chapdelaine

Remembering Maria Chapdelaine

This feature documentary by Jean-Claude Labrecque recounts the bold and astounding enterprise of French filmmaker Julien Duvivier, who shot a film adaptation of Louis Hémon’s classic novel Maria Chapdelaine in Péribonka, a village in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, in 1934. What was the impact of the original film’s production on the life of the community? What memories remain? What town secrets lie hidden in those memories?

Tracking our identity and our relationship with the past, Labrecque and his team delve into the boundaries between the fantasy world of film and reality. Drawing on clips from Duvivier’s film, material from archives in France and Quebec, and original footage shot by Labrecque and his team in Péribonka in 2013, the documentary Remembering Maria Chapdelaine is an inquiry into the boundaries between the fantasy world of film and reality.

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Credits
  • original idea
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • director
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • producer
    Colette Loumède
  • director of photography
    Steve Asselin
  • second camera
    Nicolas Lévesque
  • sound editing
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
  • research
    Nancy Marcotte
  • rights clearances
    Nancy Marcotte
  • interviews
    Luc Bourdon
    Nicolas Lévesque
  • production manager
    Catherine Chagnon
  • 1st assistant camera
    Ken Allaire
  • location sound
    Ken Allaire
    Carol Bouchard
    Daniel Charlebois
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • grip
    Pierre-Yves Larouche
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • assistant editor
    Myriam Léger-Bélanger
  • restoration of archival film
    François Auger
  • HD film transfer
    Aldo La Ricca
    Richard Lanoue
  • image restoration
    Sylvie Marie Fortier
    Denis Bergeron
  • translation
    Vision Globale
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • press relations
    Nadine Viau
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Catherine Benoît
    Theodora Kolovos
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Larissa Christoforo
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
    Mira Mailhot
    Daniel Lord
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède

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